ILIP INAUGURATES ITS ALICANTE WAREHOUSE: ILIP EMBALAJES IS BORN
With the new Alicante plant, opened on 17 October, the company kicks off its direct presence in the Iberian Peninsula
VALSAMOGGIA (BO, xx October 2018) – With the opening of its new warehouse in Alicante, ILIP Embalajes is born, a new company that will provide ILIP with a direct presence in the Spanish territory. An investment that strengthens the connection with Spanish clients and with the network of depositories active in Spain for years, which participated in the inauguration of the structure on 17 October. The celebration included a giant paella cooked by Agustin España, ILIP’s historical collaborator and famous Paella Master.
The new warehouse with more than 5,000 square metres of surface, will ensure better distribution of ILIP products all over the Iberian Peninsula, where the company has a consolidated presence and has been expanding remarkably in the past few years, to the point that it is the second market for its Fresh Produce Packaging business unit.
Alicante was chosen for its ideal location regarding its distance from ILIP’s production plants in Italy and from the main Spanish areas of produce harvesting and packaging, which already enjoy a local network of depositories.
ILIP’s new Spanish logistic hub does not overlap with deposits that already exist; it was created to support them and to further improve the level of service provided.
“The opening of ILIP Embalajes in Spain is in line with our effort to be as close to our clients as possible, ready to meet their demands in a flexible and quick manner”, explains Nicola Ballini, ILIP’s General Manager. “The Spanish produce market is very dynamic, with a decided penchant for exports. This is why we can provide not only our products, but active support to develop innovative, personalised solutions that protect produce and make them more visible and attractive in the markets.”
In line with this positioning, the choice of opening a branch in Spain is the natural continuation of ILIP’s European strategy, which has led, in the past few months, to the nomination of Resident Area Managers for the UK and Ireland and Northern and Central Europe.