Zalando: second hub in ItalyZalando doubles its presence in Italy. After its historic logistics centre in Stradella, it gets ready to open up a second hub in Italy in Nogarole Rocca, in the province of Verona.
Present at the laying of the distribution centre’s first stone this past 6 June were Jan Bartels, Vice President of Customer Fulfilment and Logistics for the German marketplace, and Eric Veron, General Manager of Vailog, the real estate company entrusted with the hub’s construction, along with representatives from various institutions: Paolo Tovo, Mayor of Nogarole Rocca, Antonio Pastorello, President of the Province of Verona, and Elisa De Berti, Councillor for public works, infrastructures, and transportation for the Veneto Region.
“Italy is an attractive market, its consumers are extremely receptive and online sales are quickly rising. – declared Jan Bartels – Moreover, the further localization of operations will allow us to bring our offering closer to Italians”.
The hub, which will be up and running at the end of 2019, will employ around 1000 new workers and will serve both the Italian market and those close to Northern Italy.
The German e-tailer, with a 4.5 billion euro annual turnover, in addition to its two Italian hubs, has another three active in Germany, in Erfurt, Mönchengladbach, and Lahr, along with two in Poland, in Stettino and Lodz. Its next plans for expansions will target Ireland and the Czech Republic, bringing the number of markets where Zalando is present to a total of 17 destinations.