Inditex to Build Distribution Hub in Lelystad
Distribution hub in central Europe needed to complement Central Logistics Platforms in Spain
Inditex, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, is set to build a new distribution hub in Lelystad, the Netherlands. The new hub will complement the activities by the Inditex Central Logistics Platforms in Spain. Construction will require an initial investment of approx. €100 million. Inditex will initially purchase a 35-hectare plot at the Lelystad Airport Businesspark (LAB) currently under development. This plot borders on the airport which, in April 2019, will begin offering passenger flights as a twin airport to Schiphol.
In Inditex’s words “Inditex needs a distribution hub in central Europe to complement the activities by the Inditex Central Logistics Platforms in Spain and to anticipate growth. The area of Lelystad reunites the ideal infrastructure and communication conditions. Its function will be to help the Inditex central platforms with their distribution tasks”.
The construction of its distribution hub in Lelystad will begin as soon as possible and will be built following the best sustainability practices, with the aim to receive LEED Gold certification for the building. It should be operational by 2019 and fully operational by 2020. In the first phase, it will create over 400 new jobs, which might double depending on capacity development.
With corporate headquarters in Coruña, Spain, Inditex is a fashion retailer which dates back to 1963 when it started life in a small workshop making women’s clothing. Today it has 7,292 stores throughout the world. Inditex has eight brands including Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe. The organization and production structure of Inditex comprises the entire process from design and manufacturing, to distribution and sale in its own shops and online in 43 markets.
Source: Lelystad Airport Businesspark12 May 2017