- This facility will make it possible to increase storage and handling of e-commerce orders by 100%.
- It also includes a new packaging technology, which will reduce consumption of packaging material.
- Logista Libros recently optimised its market response times by 20%.
Logista Libros, the largest independent book distributor in Spain, has opened a new facility specifically for e-commerce, which will increase storage capacity and productivity in the preparation of e-commerce orders by 100%, as well as offering a better service to publishers and bookshops. This new facility is an extension to the company’s distribution centre in Cabanillas del Campo.
Thanks to the technology, this specialist facility will allow us to better respond to the demands of online commerce. What’s more, a new packaging technology has also been included, which will reduce the consumption of packaging material and completely eliminate the need for padding when preparing e-commerce shipments. Thus, the packaging is completely automatic and customised to the dimensions of each specific shipment. The folding and closing of the box are also automatic, so that the structural consistency of the packaging created ad hoc for each shipment is superior to that of a standard box, guaranteeing that orders are closed upon arrival and the product in perfect condition for the end customer.
For Daniel Oropesa, the CEO of Logista Libros, “the aim of this project is to respond efficiently and sustainably to an exponential increase in the demand for B2C orders, exploiting new technologies and IT systems”.
Logista Libros reduces its response times to bookshops by more than 20%.
In its ongoing commitment to innovation, efficiency and rapid adaptation of its processes to the sector’s new demands, the division offers the strongest operational guarantees thanks to its IT systems and the coordination of a highly qualified and specialist team in all areas of the distribution process. In fact, Logista Libros has recently completed a process of optimisation of its order reception, dispatch and delivery processes, and thereby managed to improve its response times by up to 23%.
Books: a sector that continues to grow in Spain
In 2022, turnover from book sales exceeded 1.1 billion euros in Spain, a 1.1% increase, a similar trend to that found in other European countries, and it is expected that the income will continue to grow in 2023. According to Daniel Oropesa, the CEO of Logista Libros, “bearing in mind that Spanish reading rates have risen by 5.7 points in the last ten years, this highlights our division’s essential role and commitment to distribution for the publishing sector. Moreover, it makes us feel very proud, since, thanks to our efforts, we contribute to promoting culture in Spain.”
About Logista www.logista.com
Logista is one of the largest logistics operators in Europe and specialises in distribution to local channels. It regularly serves almost 200,000 points of sale in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Poland and offers the best and fastest market access to a wide range of convenience products, pharmaceuticals, electronic top-up, books, publications, tobacco and lotteries, among others.
It is also notable for being the largest transport network in Spain, which is also certified in food safety.
Logista has a team of highly-qualified professionals consisting of more than 7,000 direct employees and 15,000 collaborators, who are focused on serving its customers in the most efficient way and according to their needs.
Commitment to Sustainability
CDP, which recognises global leaders in the fight against climate change, has once again recognised Logista’s work as a driver of sustainable change throughout its value chain and has listed it in the Supplier Engagement Leader category. In addition, it has obtained a rating of A- in its annual index, entering another year in the Leadership category of the index.
Furthermore, Logista’s firm commitment to sustainability was again recognised in October 2022 by Sustainalytics, one of the world’s foremost evaluators of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance. After assessing the Company’s ESG criteria, it has awarded it an ESG risk rating of 13.7 points, thus classifying it as being at Low Risk of experiencing material financial exposure to ESG factors and certifying it as Industry TOP RATED 2023, achieving 11th position out of the 365 companies assessed in the transport industry.
Another consequence of its firm commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility is that Logista has once again been placed among the leaders in the sector by being recognised in 2022 with an MSCI rating of AA, on a scale of AAA-CCC.
Logista is also listed on the FTSE4Good IBEX index, which comprises companies that exhibit strong environmental, social and corporate governance practices, and on the Ibex Gender Equality index and on the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index. It was also included in the Ibex 35 in 2022.