XPO Logistics Opens New Hub in Madrid to Expand Last Mile Service to the Iberian Peninsula
Press Release | Madrid, Spain | Oct. 26, 2021
- XPO’s largest last mile site in the territory will serve fast-growing demand for retail and e-commerce deliveries
XPO Logistics, a leading provider of freight transportation services, has announced the opening of a new hub in San Fernando de Henares, Madrid, in anticipation of record demand for last mile deliveries this holiday season. At 8,000 square metres and 39 truck bays, the site is XPO’s largest facility of its kind on the Iberian Peninsula. Last year, the company completed an average of about 4,500 last mile deliveries per day in Spain during peak season in the pandemic.
XPO now has a total of 30,000 square metres of facility space serving more than 1,600 customers in the Community of Madrid. In addition to last mile service, the company is the leading transport provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) palletised freight and the leading provider of truck brokerage in Iberia, with a total network of 61 sites.
The San Fernando hub specializes in the delivery of heavy and bulky products to customers of MediaMarkt, Leroy Merlin and Makro, among other retail and e-commerce companies. Products include household appliances, furniture, DIY materials, exercise equipment and other large items requiring two-person delivery teams.
Massimo Marsili, managing director – Southern Europe and Morocco, XPO Logistics, said, “We are delighted to expand our last mile capabilities in Iberian Peninsula with the opening of our state-of-the-art San Fernando hub. This facility has the scale to handle surges in volume with a consistently high level of service. We are well-positioned to support our customers’ growth in the Madrid area.”
The new site has LEED Gold energy certification, reflecting XPO’s commitment to achieve the highest accreditation for environmental sustainability in Spain. The site also serves as a battery recharging station for XPO’s first fully electric truck in Spain, and three of the company’s liquified natural gas-powered trucks use the docks.