Tuesday, August 16

Goodman real estate is offered as ‘plan C’ to Nissan and promises 550 million euros

While the administrations still await the response of the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor (GWM), the Australian real estate Goodman raised his hand and offered himself as an alternative to occupy the lands of Nissan and invest in them about 550 million euros. As EL PERIÓDICO already explained, its project is logistics, although in a statement this Friday it has also raised industrial activities. A combination with which it claims to be able to create more than 3,200 jobs, on land where Nissan currently employs 2,500 people.

The unions have vetoed any logistical alternative from the outset, rejecting their working conditions – on average substantially worse than those of the car. And so far both the Government and the Government have maintained that their priority is that the Nissan replacement is an industrial project, due to the multiplier effect this sector has historically had on other companies in the territory. However, sources from the Generalitat open the door to a logistics project, whenever the first options fail and as a complement to an industrial project. Goodman is not the only investment fund that goes after the lands of Nissan, because JLL and Merlin Properties They have also expressed their interest in the reindustrialization commission, energized by the consulting firm KPMG.

The Goodman investment fund has publicized its proposal this Friday and affirms that it has sent to Administration, unions and Nissan “a visionary project for the reconversion of the land of the Nissan plants in the Zona Franca and in Montcada i Reixac“Without publicly specifying details about which industrial project it intends or how it expects to create those 3,200 jobs with logistics.” The logistics activity by itself would generate more than 3,200 direct jobs, to which would be added the jobs created from the industrial activity, in a wide range of professions, functions and qualifications. Goodman is committed to actively participating in the generation of quality jobs, maintaining employment in the area, facilitating training and promoting employment among the logistics, industrial and data center companies that will operate in the new facilities and that will have a positive impact on the environment, “he says in his note.

For the administrations, the ‘plan A’ continues to be the Chinese car manufacturer GWM and in the ‘plan B’ the mobility ‘hub’ project headed by QEV Technologies, in which the electric motorcycle manufacturer also participates Silence. One of the problems with this second proposal is that it does not ensure with the same firmness as GWM all the jobs that Nissan leaves behind. That is why the Ministry of Industry put on the table in the last meeting last Wednesday the possibility of incorporating the military armored maintenance company Tess Defence, which would have the capacity to add 300 jobs to the ‘hub’ project.

There the company ‘conselleria’ closed in band, considering politically inadmissible the project of this contract of the Ministry of Defense and that this September it was made with a public agreement of 1,208 million euros. Sources of the department led by Roger Torrent They insist that the first option continues to be Great Wall, with whom the ‘minister’ and Minister Reyes Maroto have a pending videoconference at the highest level. And, if this option fails, its second route is an industrial project. That if it is not enough to absorb all the workforce that Nissan leaves, it could be complemented with a logistics project, according to those same sources.

Goodman offers to keep it all

The proposed project “involves a direct investment of more than 550 million euros in the area and is backed by the technical capacity and financial solvency of the global real estate company Grupo Goodman “. Ignacio García Cuenca, ‘Country Manager’ of Goodman in Spain has pointed out that” Goodman’s proposal for the former Nissan site takes into account the needs of all current and future stakeholders. “

In the logistics field, the project proposes the development of state-of-the-art facilities for logistics and urban distribution in the Zona Franca, responding to the need for modern platforms close to the city of Barcelona. The plan also includes the development of flexible spaces, as well as data centers that will reinforce Barcelona’s position as a reference city in the field of Industry 4.0.

In addition, new public spaces would be created “for the use and enjoyment of all citizens; new green areas, including an ecological urban garden, while a large part of the land would be used for services, such as restaurants, sports facilities and leisure areas.”

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To attract new industrial activity, Goodman proposes flexible solutions for industrial operators. For Montcada i Reixac, Goodman is also committed to a global solution that integrates the industry with urban distribution logistics, “meeting the highest quality and sustainability standards”.

To improve the use of the available land, it is committed to a vertical design, a model in which Goodman is a pioneer in Spain. The company has recently inaugurated the first multi-storey logistics platform in the country in Molins de Rei, and is completing its second development of this type in Castellbisbal. This solution minimizes land consumption by approximately 31%, allowing maximum flexibility and diversity of uses and clients, and maximizing economic activity and job creation.


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