Thanks to the support and management of the Castilla-La Mancha Community Board, after more than two years of negotiations, to achieve appropriate geographic, social and economic conditions for obtaining land (120,000 m2, of which 50,000 will house logistics buildings), Airbus helicopters finally decided opted for the location of their new logistics center to optimize the production of their aircraft in PALA (Polgono Aeronutico and Logstico de Albacete), which includes digitization, robotics and automation, as well as the latest environmental technologies for energy consumption and security, near the airport and the air base in the City of La Mancha, where Airbus Helicopters Spain’s office and production buildings were built years ago, with which several synergies will be linked.
The agreement was signed today in Albacete with the participation of the President of the Castilla-La Mancha Community Board, Emiliano Garca-Page Snchez. the Mayor of Albacete, Vicente Casa Lpez; the Regional Minister for Development of the Autonomous Community, Ignacio Hernando Serrano; and the Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Helicopters Espaa, Francisco Verg Garca. Sources of the Board of Directors based in the Toledo Palace of Fuensalida do not deny their great satisfaction for this fact, which will mean the creation of half a thousand jobs in the midst of the crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, of which the 60 percent direct, specializing in information technology, security and management of logistics, production, export and customs, in addition to those of the transport sector.
Albacete / Los Llanos benefits from an airport with little activity but a sizeable runway from which the Eurofighter fighter-bombers of the Spanish Air Force and the military aircraft participating in the TLP (Tactical Leadership Program) of NATO operate, and an excellent motorway network that communicates with the whole Spain and Europe and with important ports in the Mediterranean. It is expected to be registered when it is fully operational with a movement on the order of 400 trucks per day and the investment is estimated at around 50 million euros. The new center, which is expected to start operating in the middle of next year, receives, stores, handles and sells parts, structural elements, devices and systems from the global logistics chain, lowers costs and is in operation around the clock, 365 days a year.
Photo: Aerial view of the Airbus Helicopters facilities in Albacete and the undeveloped land on which the Airbus Helicopters Logistics Center is being built
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