Infinium Logistics Solutions Spain (ILS) has completed the transformation of a 240-bay commercial parking facility for final mile delivery vehicles in Getafe, south of Madrid.
The project was delivered to support the logistics operations for one of ILS clients requiring additional parking close to their facility. The 6,000 square metres plot of commercial land was transformed to meet the rigorous health & safety and welfare requirements that the client works to.
“We identified the land which was located in the right location but wasn’t fit for the requirements” said Morgan Hensley, ILS Country Manager for Spain. “The site was insecure and just had a crushed surface.
We designed the new layout to accommodate up to 240 commercial vans, added a triple layer of asphalt (which is a tough and durable waterproof membrane known for its longevity) and line painted the total area with ‘way finding’ directional signage for vehicles and pedestrians. The site was also made sure with new gates and CCTV equipment.”
Over the past 12 months, ILS Spain has implemented multiple parking solutions for thousands of commercial vehicles and staff cars, all linked to the Spanish, fast-growing B2C delivery market.
Spain is one of the leading ecommerce markets in Southern Europe. It’s also considered the 4th largest B2C ecommerce market in Europe behind Germany, the UK and France. In 2020 Spain was reported to have had the most ecommerce growth globally with a 36% year-on-year increase in eCommerce sales. Visual Capitalist referenced that Spain was severely impacted by the COVID-19 and ultimately driving the country into strict lockdown, which forced consumers to turn to online shopping.
ILS implement solutions throughout Europe and North America, with country operations located in the UK, Spain, Germany, France, and Italy, with more countries coming onboard in 2021 and 2022.
The company transforms unused or underutilised real estate space for clients within the final mile delivery and retail sector. In addition to helping logistics providers get closer to their customers, they generate additional revenue for landlords and management companies based on the space used.
ILS improve air quality by reducing carbon emissions through implementing sustainable solutions including electric vehicle charge parks for commercial vehicles, hyperlocal logistics centres which creates infrastructure for e-vans, cargo bikes and e-bikes. In addition, ILS is supporting the roll out of thousands of parcel lockers for the largest locker companies in Europe.