Amazon's new logistics centre was built and inaugurated in 2018 in the town of Illescas, Spain. This impressive centre, with a surface of 98,000m² (the size of 12 football fields), was built with steel fibres from WireSolutions produced in Bissen, Luxembourg.
The fibres were integrated in the ground of the infrastructure, key element for its durability. At Amazon, the design and construction of the ground is long-lasting and remains essential to have a functional and flexible industrial building in the long term.
The floor of Amazon's logistics centre must be able to support important loads while meeting the criteria imposed by the new technologies. Indeed, this new centre uses robots that slide through the aisles to move the controls.
Our TAB-Floor reinforced metal fibre paving solution has resulted in seamless joints with optimal electrostatic properties to eliminate interference with robots, maximise travel and avoid long-term and expensive maintenance. Beyond these numerous technical advantages, the use of this solution offers significant reductions in CO2 generated compared to the reinforcements found in traditional warehouses.
Huurre Ibérica provided the exterior of this structure which uses Granite® HDX sandwich panels manufactured by Kingspan UK. The organic coated steel for the panels was supplied by ArcelorMittal in five different colours.
Mountpark Illescas centre is located in the same area as the Amazon logistics centre. With 85,000 square metres of warehouse and office space this new facility offers more than 130 docks for the loading, unloading, and storage of cargo destined for the Iberian Peninsula and beyond. The building utilises over 15,000 square metres of facade sandwich panels made with Granite®, an organic coated steel produced by ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.