Lineage Logistics, LLC (Lineage), one of the leading temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions providers, launched a Southern Europe headquarters in Madrid, Spain, at an event attended by the firm’s Southern Europe Management team, as well European and US executive leadership and board members from Lineage’s parent company, Bay Grove.
What do the new headquarters mean for regional clients?
The new headquarters in Madrid highlight Lineage’s continued investment in the region and lay the foundation for continued growth. Also, the increased focus in Southern Europe creates stronger connections to Lineage Logistics’ network of hubs in Northern Europe and beyond.
These build on Lineage’s footprint in the region, including the acquisition in September 2022 of Grupo Fuentes, one of Spain’s principal transport and cold storage logistics providers.
Additionally, the organization’s recent investments in freight forwarding and transport fleets, along with recently launched services focused on fresh produce, will further help to connect Europe’s food supply chain more efficiently and will ultimately give customers a one-stop-shop solution when moving their products from Southern to Northern Europe and beyond.
Lineage’s cutting-edge use of data, advanced cold chain technologies and network of strategic locations in Europe’s busiest ports will also help customers to optimize the movement of food products across the temperature-controlled supply chain.
What do the headquarters mean for Lineage?
“Spain is the door to Southern Europe and one of Europe’s main markets for fresh produce. Lineage has chosen to invest in our presence here to better meet the needs of our clients in Europe and globally. Our new offices in Madrid will help us to leverage our recent investments in transport and freight forwarding services to efficiently connect customers to the world,” said Raul Fores Valles, Regional Vice President, Southern Europe, Lineage Logistics.
Lineage first entered Europe in 2017 and now has a strong network of over 70 cold chain facilities in 11 countries, including 6 facilities in Spain, 2 in Italy and 3 in France. The firm has made investments in its Southern European footprint and transport fleet, connecting clients to hubs in Northern Europe and beyond. Lineage first entered Spain in May 2021, with the acquisition of warehouses in Navarra and Asturias from Frigoríficos de Navarra and Frioastur.