Arcese continues to grow in Spain for a truly integrated logistics

Important news for the group in Spain with the confirmation of a new warehouse in Barcelona that meets the highest criteria for energy efficiency and sustainability

This new agreement extends the collaboration for a further 9 years between Arcese and CILSA, the company that manages ZAL at the Port of Barcelona, and highlights the development of Arcese's activities in Spain where the Group, as an integrated logistics operator, aims to develop its end-to-end offer of logistics and transport solutions in the main industrial sectors. This includes the automotive, fashion and retail sectors, which have found Arcese to be a reliable partner capable of offering added value throughout the entire supply chain. Arcese guarantees a high level of service, security at every stage and specific know-how of the customer's needs in the management of import/export operations, storage up to distribution to the final customer throughout the Iberian Peninsula and beyond.

The new warehouse, which is more than 12,000 square metres, is equipped with the most modern logistics technology; it has 40 loading bays and lighting with adjustable low-energy LED technology. The installation was also designed with natural lighting exceeding 10% of the skylight area.

José Luis Iranzo, Country Manager of Arcese in Spain, stated: “We continue to focus on the growth and integration of our services. In this respect ZAL Port has confirmed itself as our partner of choice. The location offered by ZAL Port is unbeatable within the Port of Barcelona, which is close to the airport and all major road links to Europe and Spain. The new warehouse will allow us to create an important collaboration and thus ensure operational flexibility and optimisation of transport and handling costs for our end clients".

Alfonso Martínez, Director General of CILSA said: “For CILSA, being able to sign long-term contracts with global clients like Arcese is a strategic development and extremely satisfactory, as well as a great professional challenge to live up to with such an important and prominent client. In this regard, the need to continue to grow becomes an obligation, in order to meet the needs of our customers and solidify ZAL Port’s place as a premium business in the Barcelona logistics market".


Arcese España has been in business since 1991; with a presence of more than 30 years in Spain, it has been characterised from the outset by its willingness to follow the roadmap established by the Group, working to make the brand a key business for its customers and the market in general, including in our country. The company currently has branches in Barcelona, Madrid, Irún and Valladolid, with 200 employees and 50,000 square metres of warehouse space. In terms of results in Spain, Arcese closed 2021 with a turnover of around 40 million euros.


CILSA (Centro Intermodal de Logística, S.A., S.M.E.) is the commercial company which manages the port concession of the Logistics Activities Zone of the Port of Barcelona (ZAL Port).

CILSA manages 239 hectres located in the municipalities of Barcelona (69 ha), El Prat del Llobregat (143 ha), the CZFB (27 ha), and the ZAL Port directly manages a total of 736,332 m² of gross leasable area (GLA). CILSA has also granted a surface right to customers who have built approximately 183,252 m² of warehouses, creating a fist-class logistics infrastructure park of 920,000 m², pioneering throughout Spain.

CILSA has led the development, promotion and marketing of this area since its foundation in 1992 and has been a pioneer in social and environmental action Known for best practice, CILSA has implemented the environmental management system ISO14001 to strive for environmentally- friendly and efficient growth, and has also achieved European recognition for EMAS. CILSA has recently been certified in the energy management system ISO 50001 and in February 2018, became a member of the United Nations Global Compact. All this, together with its size, logistical offering and flexibility, make it the industry's most respected logistics platform.