Over 16,000 employees work on the Zaragoza, Huesca, Teruel and Fraga platforms
The Department of Economy, Industry and Employment maintains its commitment to continue driving this sector in Aragon
The Government of Aragon has sold nearly 555,000 square metres in Plaza (Zaragoza), Platea (Teruel), Plhus (Huesca) and the Fraga Logistics Platform since this parliamentary term began. In the Zaragoza Business Expo Dinamiza Business Park, the area rented during this period exceeds 8,900 square metres. The return to intense activity in their management, under the single Aragón Plataforma Logística (APL) brand and the marketing drive have managed to relaunch sales and invigorate the input of income to public coffers under this heading.
In terms of sales on the Aragon platforms, 355,000 square metres have been sold on Plaza in the last two years, raising the area sold on the Zaragoza platform to its current 83%. Over 350 companies work on the Zaragoza Logistics Platform , making it an international reference in terms of intermodal connections and commitment to quality.
In turn, over 22,100 square metres have been sold on the Huesca Platform (Plhus) in the last two years and purchase options have been entered into for another 3,448, as well as renting out 2,170 metres in industrial units and plots. Among the companies which have acquired land during these two years are Transportes Callizo, Hierros Alfonso, Audi Seat y Montajes Industriales del Alto Gállego (MIAG) and the facilities have seen the start-up of Gaypu and production activity of Pastelerías Ascaso, among others.
On the Teruel platform, Platea, nearly 48,000 square metres have been sold in the last two years, purchase options have been signed for almost 45,000 metres more and 4,354 have been rented out. With the purchase by the multinational Röchling, among others, and the start-up of the Ronal Ibérica plant, Platea is already a leading centre of business for the automotive accessory sector, although agri-food also has a noteworthy weight on the platform. The purchase of land on the Teruel platform by Jamones Albarracín was announced this very week.
Finally, as regards the Zaragoza Business Expo, the Dinamiza Expo Business Park has rented out over 8,900 square metres in these last two years. This business park accounted for 40% of this type of rental entered into in Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon, in 2017, and it received 250 new employees in offices. At present, over 3,000 people work in the space that will host the Water Expo.
The “Aragón Plataforma Logística” brand went into business in 2017. The President of Aragon himself, Javier Lambán, opted to create it as “a single brand to attract more companies, contributing decisively to making logistics a fundamental factor for economic consolidation on the European stage”.
The logistics platforms and the Zaragoza Business Expo park, integrated into APL, involve more than 16,000 employees of 500 companies located in these business/logistics settings and all the public facilities are about to begin various improvement processes. The Government of Aragon considers logistics to be a strategic sector for Executive policies. The Minister of Economy, Industry and Employment and Chair of the APL, Marta Gastón, confirmed this in her appearance in the Aragon Regional Parliament this very week.
The commercial rebirth of the platforms and recognition the APL initiative has received from the sector throughout the country, prompts the Government of Aragon to continue with its commitment to improving Aragon’s logistics offering with new projects, especially focused on initiatives for new goods connections, completed by the top-class offering in sector-specific training – above all with the Zaragoza Logistics Centre Foundation – and research and innovation centres, such as the Aragon Technological Institute (ITA).