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WESTWING extends warehouse surface

12/02/2014

CILSA y WESTWING, empresa alemana líder en e-commerce del sector del mueble y decoración, han firmado un acuerdo que le permite doblar la superficie contratada consolidando a la ZAL como emplazamiento de referencia para las empresas de ecommerce.

At the picture from left to the the right: Víctor García de Santiago, co-CEO and Westwing founder in Spain; Alfonso Martínez, general director of ZAL Port of Barcelona and Juan Sureda, co-CEO in Westwing, in front of Westwing warehouse in ZAL Port of Barcelona.

Press Release - Barcelona, December 1, 2014. Westwing is the first platform online Home & Living in the market with more than 15 million members around the world. It's a private shopping club focused on the sale of furniture and decoration. After the success recorded in Germany from 2011 - date where was born the matrix - was a process of internal business analysis and began its internationalization by several European countries.

Today, it has active presence in countries like Spain. Germany, France, Poland, Holland and Italy, but also in emerging countries as Brazil and Russia, becoming thus the first platform online Home & Living in the market which accumulates a monthly growth of 25%.

Since it landed in Spain, the company positioned itself as leader in the sector of Home & Living, closing the 2013 with a turnover of € 11 million and beating the record in the field of e-commerce's online sales of furniture and decorative accessories.

"Westwing uses a hundred people - from an average of 30 years old - and expected that the template grows in a total of between 20-30%." Says Victor Garcia de Santiago, director and one of the founders of the company in Spain. "We estimate continue growth for 2015 to levels of the first two years."

CILSA, company that manages the ZAL is art and part of this success. Alfonso Martínez, CEO of CILSA said, "We have offered to WESTWING flexible solutions that allow the rapid growth that needs a company online, and the ability to adapt in time the surface to its own evolution, since this ensures those future needs for growth in the medium term and our involvement as partners in logistics infrastructure".

The logistics ship has 10 loading docks that favor high turnover merchandise and a height of 11 m free allowing storage in 5 levels. The building is located in the second phase of the development of ZAL, in the municipality of El Prat de Llobregat, where boasts excellent communications, through the AP-7 and AP-2, highways that connect it to a major consumption Center as it is the city of Barcelona and its municipality, the Peninsula and Europe by facilitating the distribution of its products to the end customer.

On the ship, they also have a room where photographs of their products for the publication of the weekly campaigns are carried out in its online platform.

ZAL of the Port of Barcelona with this new firm sector e-commerce, it stands as a prime location for this business in addition according to the contractual and technical flexibility that require these companies, counting as customers on the platform to the German company REDCOON as well as transport enterprises that respond to the reverse logistics of e-commerce, such as SEUR, TIPSA, ENVIALIA and REDUR among others, and are negotiating the closure of other demands for online sales companies or related with these, which will soon be confirmed.

About WESTWING

Westwing Spain was born in February 2012 in Spain and in these months have grown up to have a million users have worked with more than 600 international and 100 national brands.

A team of 100 professionals with great experience in the sector based on Barcelona and the backing of investors of recognized prestige.

https://www.westwing.es/

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