Bridgestone launches logistics centre in Spain

Bridgestone launches logistics centre in SpainTyre maker Bridgestone EMEA recently unveiled Tizona, its EUR40 million new smart logistics facility for tyre storage in Burgos, Spain.

Spanning over 44,500 sq m – the equivalent of nearly 10 football fields – the centre enables the company to store more than 800,000 tyres in a single location. Tizona creates over 50 direct jobs and is expected to generate a further positive impact on employment in Burgos.

Bridgestone remains committed to driving forward the development and sustainability of the Burgos plant, where it has recently announced an investment plan of up to EUR207 million to 2030, boosting automation, vulcanisation, and logistic flexibility. With this investment, the factory is expected to undergo a progressive evolution towards predominantly manufacturing premium large-diameter HDR tyres (18″ and above), with productivity in this segment expected to increase by over 20%.

Tizona will play a critical role in the transformation of the Burgos facilities by increasing stock capacities for the more than 11 million tyres/year manufactured at the plant for both passenger vehicles and original equipment.

Incorporating the latest technologies available in the sector, as well as various innovation projects developed exclusively by Bridgestone for this project, the new logistics centre is at the forefront of logistics management.

With 10 m of storage height, 24 loading docks, and over 31 truck holding zones, Tizona enables enhanced productivity, more efficient goods processing and redefined storage capabilities. Thanks to the new centre, Bridgestone says it is significantly increasing its export capacity, and strengthening the sales and distribution capabilities of Burgos’ production nationally and internationally – making the facility a benchmark in the industry.

It adds that Tizona has received a “Very Good” rating from sustainable construction certifier, Breeam, which indicates that high environmental standards have been met in its creation. The centre was developed in collaboration with Panattoni, a leading logistics-industrial real estate developer in Europe, using a selection of sustainable materials.

It features a myriad of intelligent sensors that ensure efficiency in transportation and responsible consumption. Tizona also features a rooftop installation of photovoltaic panels that can generate up to 100 KWp of electric power for self-consumption, contributing to the building’s energy efficiency.

Applying the latest technology for intelligent loading and unloading operations, electronic systems are also being implemented to manage data in real-time, giving this logistics centre the highest flexibility as well safety and fire prevention standards (level 9). The infrastructure of this logistics centre enables the future development of Bridgestone’s first high-bay warehouse in Europe, which is an automated, self-supporting vertical space that allows for the highest storage standards.