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Westwing moves to ZAL - ZAL Port of Barcelona

08/07/2013
CILSA

WESTWING, in line with its growth strategy in Spain and given its good results and excellent acceptance, has decided to improve its services in our country by opening a new Logistics Centre located in the ZAL Port of Barcelona. These facilities will have an impact on the improvement of operating efficiency of the company - with the consequent adjustment of prices as direct benefit for the users of Westwing-as well as reducing delivery times and incidents in the consignments of the products.

Pioneer in online furnishing, private sales Westwing has consolidated its leadership position in 10 markets around the world, including Spain. Westwing.es, operational from April 2012, continues its rapid growth reaching today 700,000 registered partners.

Campaigns limited in time and volume, one of the keys to its success of Westwing.es is its specialization in the exclusive sale of furniture and decorative accessories, launching every week more than 50 campaigns and up to 5,000 references, a differential value against most of online shops. With different categories of product and different styles, the web provides the user with privileged access to more than ten thousand marks with a flawless product selection carried out by experts in decoration.

Only two years after its launch at a global level and with 8 million members worldwide, Westwing has been able to position itself as a clear number one in all markets in which it operates. A fast internationalisation process involving major European markets - such as Germany, Italy or France - and emerging economies like Brazil and Russia.

Westwing se instala en la ZALVíctor García de Santiago, co-founder and managing director of Westwing.es, says that "CILSA, ZAL of the Barcelona Port management company, offers ideal flexible solutions for companies in a sector such as e-commerce, of rapid growth. In this sense, it offers the possibility to adapt the surface to our own evolution, making a 2,000 m² logistics warehouse rental operation and ensuring at the same time our future needs of growth in the medium term ".

The logistics warehouse is located in the ZAL Prat, which boasts excellent communications by being in the Port of Barcelona that connects with the markets of Southeast Asia and extreme East, and allows you to be an excellent privileged distribution centre to supply the markets of the Iberian Peninsula, the Mediterranean basin and southern Europe. At the same time being 10 minutes from the Centre of the city of Barcelona, allows efficient distribution to a centre of important consumption of Catalunya and therefore Spain. said this, intermodality of ZAL is a distinguishing feature and emphasizes the proximity with the airport is only 2 km away, direct connections to the road networkconnecting the platform to the metropolitan network of Barcelona and the shafts of long-haul of major cities of the peninsula and Europe. All this railway combinations which currently together three goods with dual gauge terminals and is planned for a future multimodal railway station in the same ZAL.

Westwing received advice from the site by the consultant Estrada & Partners.

Therefore, the implementation of Westwing in ZAL of the Port of Barcelona reinforces to the latter as a logistics location of reference for companies in e-commerce, making it the ideal place for the development of logistics activities of the sector in southern Europe.

About Westwing

At the beginning of the year 2012 born in Spain the first decoration of private sales club. It's a shopping club that offers products of decoration of prestigious brands with discounts of up to 70%. This online platform is addressed to all lovers of interior design and presents, in a way distinguished, elegant and care, the best selection of products of national and international firms at a reduced price. Thanks to its wide offer in decoration, no need to explore the most exclusive shops or go in search of the latest trends or designers of the moment to buy a piece of furniture or an accessory for the home. Westwing.es allows to register free and easy and offers to its partners, in addition to its sales, a decoration made by journalists and photographers specialized online magazine.

Westwing Home & Living comes to Spain at the hands of three young entrepreneurs, Santiago Fisas and Víctor García de Santiago, Co-Managing Directors of Westwing.es and Silvia Arenas, Creative Director and editor Jefe de Westwing.es.

This online initiative was founded in 2011 by the expert in decoration Delia Fischer, former Director of the magazines Elle and Elle Decor in Germany and is currently present in nine countries (Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Switzerland and Brazil), so the campaigns for products are shared at the international level.

www.westwing.es

For more information:

Sara Martínez, responsible commercial ZAL-Port Barcelona - sara.martinez@zal.es

Tel. 93 552 58 46

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