- The company will manage the book deliveries of 39% of the stands at the Fair.
- Logista Libros forecasts an 18% rise in copies distributed this year.
This Friday sees the start of the 2023 Madrid Book Fair, the largest annual book event in Spain, at which almost 1,000 publishing houses gather in El Retiro Park. In this, the 82nd edition, a total of 385 exhibitors’ stands will be participating, including bookshops, publishers and organisations of all kinds.
Over the next two weeks, organising the Book Fair will require a great deal of capacity in terms of delivery, management and coordination. Logista Libros, the largest independent book distributor in Spain, is the main supplier to the stands. The company is responsible for managing the book stock of 150 stands, representing 39% of the total, supplying them with all shipments and demand for copies across the two weeks the Fair lasts.
Moreover, for this year, Logista Libros has planned an 18% increase in the number of copies distributed during the Fair and a 5% increase in the number of titles, which will mean greater bibliodiversity. In other words, visitors will have access to a wide and rich thematic and literary diversity of works at the stands.
On the other hand, as a service provider to the Fair, Logista Libros has implemented several operational actions focused on reducing its carbon footprint. Thus, in collaboration with the Fair organisers, it is offering a centralised transport service for the stands. Also new this year, some paper documentation has been eliminated and we are working with publishers and booksellers to reduce the use of boxes.
“For us, the Book Fair is a unique time of year when we contribute to the success of the cultural festival. It involves a great effort not only to manage and distribute goods but also in coordination and cooperation with all the agents involved, from the Madrid City Council to booksellers, publishers and authors. It gives us great satisfaction to see the thousands of visitors who come to the Fair being able to get their hands on their favourite title”, said Daniel Oropesa, the general manager of Logista Libros.
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
Logista has appeared on CDP’s A List, which recognises global leaders in the fight against climate change, for the sixth consecutive year. Logista is the only European distributor to be included in this list for six consecutive years. CDP has also recognised Logista’s work as a driver of sustainable change throughout its value chain and has listed it in the Supplier Engagement Leader category.
Furthermore, Logista's firm commitment to sustainability was recognised in October 2021 by Sustainalytics, one of the leaders in the evaluation of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance worldwide, which, after evaluating the Company's ESG criteria, has awarded it an ESG risk rating of 14.1 points, meaning that it is considered to be at Low Risk of experiencing material financial impacts due to ESG factors and has awarded it accreditation as Industry TOP RATED 2022 (among the 50 best ratings 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 2021 with an MSCI rating of AA, on a scale of AAA-CCC.
Logista is also listed on the FTSE4Good index, which comprises companies that exhibit strong environmental, social and corporate governance practices, and on the Ibex Gender Equality index
About Logista Libros www.logistalibros.com
Logista Libros is the largest independent book distributor in Spain and a leading supplier for the publishing sector and customers. New projects and services have been progressively added, offering value-added solutions adapted to the needs of our customers and the sector (publishers and bookshops). Logista Libros’ work philosophy is to collaborate with its customers by creating projects with common objectives and accompanying them in their growth.
Logista Libros is also committed to a high degree of innovation and efficiency and rapidly to adapt its processes to the sector’s new requirements. Logista Libros most reliable operations thanks to its information systems and the coordination of a highly qualified and specialist team in all areas of the distribution process.
From its 66,000 m2 central warehouse in Cabanillas del Campo, it serves more than 300 publishers and 10 commercial networks, ensuring they enjoy full operational integration. 5,000 points of sale, 300,000 different titles, 26,000,000 copies in stock and 40,000 titles in POD.