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Carrefour and the ZAL Port inaugurate a cold logistical platform of the distribution company

05/22/2017
CILSA

Inauguració Carrefour

Carrefour and the ZAL Port have inaugurated today a warehouse which CILSA has built for the distribution company in the area of logistics activities (ZAL Port) of the Port of Barcelona. The event was attended by Carles Puigdemont, President of the Generalitat de Catalunya; Sixte Cambra, president of the Port of Barcelona and CILSA (company that manages the ZAL Port); and Pascal Clouzard, general manager of Carrefour Spain, who have carried out this morning a visit by the facilities.

The installation, of 18.200 sqm, is intended entirely to the operation of the cold (frozen and refrigerated), which will allow the fast distribution to the establishment of the chain, and it features with the latest advances in cold storage technology. In the building of this platform CILSA has invested more than 23 million euros.

The development of this warehouse of cold in the ZAL Port (Prat) has meant a turning point in the evolution of CILSA, which indicates the beginning of a new expansive cycle and growth for the company.

For the ZAL Port (Prat) the choice by Carrefour, who is already installed in the ZAL Port since July 2009 with a warehouse of 45,000 sqm, it means to renew the confidence of one of the leaders of the distribution in the ability to manage the team of CILSA, as well as on the site as the most suitable for any type of distribution logistics.

The president of CILSA, Sixte Cambra, has valued Carrefour's decision of developing its cold logistics in the ZAL Port: “this platform supposes, for its specialization and high technological development, a new challenge that consolidates the ZAL Port as a logistic center of reference of southern of Europe. With 635.000 square meters builder in all the installation of the ZAL Port, in the coming years we will build another 450.000 square meters additional to the further develop of competitiveness of our economy through efficient logistics and high value”.

Pascal Clouzard, general manager of Carrefour Spain, said: “the project that today we inaugurate is an example of how technology and innovation adds value to the supply chain and therefore helps us to improve the shopping experience of consumers”. Moreover, he added: “In this era of digital transformation, the challenge of responding to the needs of our customers has made us a unique retailer, multi-format and multi-brand”.

About CARREFOUR

In Spain since 1973, Carrefour employs 49.000 employees and operates with 194 hypermarkets, 115 supermarkets “Carrefour Market” and 576 “Carrefour Express” supermarkets, in additional to ecommerce’s, and works oriented toward a firm commitment with the innovation as a key of its growth.

Carrefour develops a unique channel, multi-format and multi-brand strategy to adapt itself to the needs of today’s consumer. Therefore the company has stores in city centres or neighbourhoods, environs establishments or ecommerce’s, to fit in any environment in which the customer is. The consumer can then make its purchases through all possible buying channels: hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores, online commerce, from mobile or tablet.

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