Mercadona Invest 45 Million In New Logistics Block In Zaragoza Mark1199. The physical supermarkets and online sales company has launched this new logistics block located in the Zaragoza Logistics Platform (PlaZa).
The completion of the dry goods warehouse has enabled the entire new logistics block of Mercadona in Zaragoza to be put into operation, thus concluding the investment of 45 million euros in these new facilities. The total workforce of the block is 250 people, according to the data provided by the company to elEconomista
The PlaZa logistics block has an area of 67,000 square meters, of which around 3,000 square meters are built-up area, as announced by Mercadona. Mercadona Invest 45 Million In New Logistics Block In Zaragoza Mark1199
This logistics block is equipped with an innovative system for the storage and automatic preparation of pallets of meat, fruit and vegetables, which allows better handling of fresh products so that they reach supermarkets with better quality and freshness. In addition, this system also contributes to reducing employee overexertion.
The new logistics block, which in turn expands Mercadona’s capacity, has had around 65 companies and an average of around 450 workers in its construction.
Impact in Aragon
In 2020, Mercadona generated 136 stable and quality jobs, ending the year with a workforce of 2,052 people in Aragon. A year in which global investments amounted to 52.3 million euros. Mercadona collaborates with 38 totaler suppliers, totaling 755 million euros in purchases made in the area.
The company has 45 stores in the Aragonese community. In 2020, it opened four new stores, although it had to close three for not meeting the new quality standards and reformed one in order to adapt it to the new efficient store model, already present in 33 stores at the end of the year.
It also continued to advance in the implementation of new sections such as the ‘Ready to Eat’ section, which is available in 17 supermarkets, as well as in the ‘Frescos Global’ project. Mercadona Invest 45 Million In New Logistics Block In Zaragoza Mark1199
In addition, in the Aragonese community, last year it donated more than 317 tons of basic necessities to the three food banks in Aragon, nine soup kitchens and various charities. A donation that is 52% more than in 2019.