- SGEL Libros distributes to more than 8,000 points of sale and in 2022 recorded sales of 50 million euros.
- With this transaction, Logista Libros strengthens its position as a leading independent book distributor.
Madrid, October the 3rd, 2023.- Logista Libros, the largest independent book distributor in Spain, has just announced the acquisition of SGEL Libros, a national book distribution and publishing company. SGEL Libros is notable for the distribution of general publications and educational books nationwide. Moreover, the company has a publishing line specialising in the education sector.
It currently distributes to more than 8,000 points of sale through various marketing channels including bookshops, kiosks and hypermarkets, as well as online distribution, handling more than 300,000 orders a year. The company has a 14, 000m 2 warehouse in Guadalajara, where it has more than 100,000 titles in stock and the latest technology that allows it to prepare and deliver all orders to any point of sale within 24 or 48 hours. In fiscal year 2022, SGEL Books recorded sales of 50 million euros.
With this strategic acquisition, Logista Libros strengthens its leadership as the largest independent book distributor in Spain with the addition of extensive lists of titles, while also adding to its catalogue the distribution of educational books.
Íñigo Meirás, the Chief Executive Officer of Logista, explained that “this acquisition reinforces our strategy of diversification and growth. The company’s commitment to the book sector is clear, and we are increasing our presence in this market to strengthen Logista’s leadership.”
Daniel Oropesa, the General Manager of Logista Libros, emphasised that “by incorporating SGEL Libros we are strengthening our leadership position and our clear commitment to this sector. What is more, with this acquisition we are showing our commitment to providing value-added solutions tailored to the needs of our customers and the market”.
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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.
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Logista Libros, , a company in which the Logista Group (50%) and the Planeta Group (50%) have stakes, 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’ working philosophy is to collaborate with its customers, to offer added-value services and to develop projects with shared objectives that promote their growth and expansion.
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 offers maximum financial and operational guarantees 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.
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