TNT inaugurates new hub in Madrid


29 October 2015 - TNT officially inaugurated its new road transit hub in Madrid this week. In operation since August, the facility is located 8.7 km from Madrid’s Barajas international airport, the busiest airport in Spain.

Located on a 40,775 m2 site, the hub features about 11,000 m2 of warehouse space, 204 loading docks and a sophisticated automated sortation system capable of handling 8,500 parcels per hour. The facility also uses check weigh cube equipment to determine the weight and cubic dimensions of palletised freight with speed and accuracy.

The new hub brings together international and domestic operations which were previously handled in separate depots - Getafe, for domestic, and Barajas, for international. The hub provides direct road connections to TNT’s main operational facilities in the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands and other key destinations across Europe. Initially, it will handle 140 international and domestic linehaul movements. Built to accommodate growth, the facility will allow future service extensions to more locations in central and western Spain and Portugal. About 340 staff, including drivers, are employed at the site.

The investment in the new hub is part of TNT’s Outlook strategy, which focuses on increasing operational efficiency and excelling at customer service.

Page publication date: 29 October 2015 15:35 CET