Real estate developer Panattoni and tyre producer Bridgestone have partnered on the construction and long-term lease of a new 43,000 m2 logistics facility in Burgos, Spain.
Located on ten hectares of land in the Villalonquejar IV industrial complex, the €36 mln turnkey and custom-built project will be one the most important logistics centres of the Bridgestone Group in Europe.
It will feature state-of-the-art services and the BREEAM "Very Good" sustainable construction certificate.
The facility will have a clearance height of 10 metres for storing stock on up to 10 levels, 24 loading and unloading bays for lorries and a functional design to streamline all loading and unloading operations, in addition to 50 parking spaces for trucks.
Gustavo Cardozo, Panattoni's general manager for Spain and Portugal, said: ‘It is an honour to have the confidence of a multinational company such as Bridgestone. This is a great opportunity for Panattoni, as it allows us to expand our operations in Spain and develop logistics land in Castilla y León for the first time. We are sure that our project will allow us to optimise Bridgestone's operations in our country, as we have already done in other countries, and that it will strengthen the links of collaboration with such an important company.’
Jerome Boulet, logistics VP of Bridgestone EMIA, added: 'The Bridgestone plant is a strategic location for the Group and a benchmark in Europe. Our commitment to its growth and development has always been a priority, and this project is another example. With Panattoni, we have a leader in industrial logistics, which ensures that the new facilities meet the high technological and environmental standards that characterise Bridgestone's projects and allow the plant to increase its export capacity.’
Once operational in 2023, the new logistics facilities will become a European distribution centre, allowing the plant to increase its exports, especially to the Middle East and Africa.
It will benefit from a strategic location, near the main highways of Castilla y León, less than two hours from the port of Bilbao and less than three hours by car from Madrid.