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Granite® helps logistics centre achieve excellent BREEAM rating: quality guaranteed

The Mountpark Illescas logistics centre provides over 85,000 square metres of warehouse and office space. Located just 35 kilometres from Madrid (Spain), the 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. The facade sandwich panels were manufactured by Huurre Ibérica, a part of the Kingspan Group and a leading supplier of insulating panels and high-value construction systems.

Mountpark Illescas logistics centre includes over 85,000 square metres of warehouse and office space


Huurre Ibérica proposed the use of Granite® to its customer as it fitted well with the building owner’s goals. “One of the big influencing factors was the automatic ten-year guarantee offered by ArcelorMittal on Granite®,” explains Albert Puig, specification manager for Kingspan Southern Europe. “The building’s owner was also aiming for an excellent BREEAM rating for the structure, and Granite® helped them to achieve that.”

Granite® was used to form the facade sandwich panels of the centre

The wide palette of the Granite® range enabled the building's owner to choose their corporate colours for the exterior: squirrel grey (RAL 7000), light grey (RAL 7035), and sapphire blue (RAL 5003).

Quality guaranteed

“As well as answering questions from our customer – the installer – Huurre also had to respond to queries from the building's owner,” says Albert Puig. “These concerned details such as the steel used, the coatings, guarantees, and statistical calculations for the sandwich panels. ArcelorMittal’s help and documentation was very important.

The wide Granite® range allowed the building’s owner to select corporate colours

And the biggest advantage of working with ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products? “Quality, guaranteed,” says Albert Puig. “That meant we could achieve the guarantee the customer wanted and provide a cost-effective solution that was delivered on time and within budget.”

About Huurre Ibérica

Huurre Ibérica is a part of the Kingspan Group. The company offers a wide range of insulating panels and high-value construction systems. Huurre Ibérica’s key differentiators are the excellence of its production systems, innovation and knowledge, and customer service and loyalty.

More info:

Technical data sheet for Huurre’s HI-PIRM STM / HI-PIR STM sandwich panels used in the Mountpark Illescas logistics centre

Amazon uses Granite® HDX

One of the newest logistic units in Amazon’s Spanish network is located in the same area as the Mountpark Illescas centre. 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. The Amazon Illescas Madrid warehouse covers 98,000 m2, an area equivalent to 12 football fields.

Related article: Steel fibres from ArcelorMittal WireSolutions give a solid ground to Amazon's logistics centre in Illescas

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Mountpark Illescas
Huurre Ibérica
The Kingspan Group
Everything you want to know about ArcelorMittal’s Granite® range
  The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for ArcelorMittal's Granite® steel coils
Order your Granite® steel samples here
Contact ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products
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Video and images: by courtesy of Mountpark and Huurre Ibérica (Kingspan)