The Zona Franca Industrial Estate (layout and services) — approximately 300 companies located on its premises of 6 million square metres — is one of the largest and most active industrial areas of Spain and plays a major part in Barcelona’s economic potential. Currently, the metro’s south line 9 (and soon south line 10) enhances this connectivity with the metropolitan area.
It is a geostrategic platform in a privileged location, next to transport and international infrastructures such as the airport, port, access to highways and the large railway freight station. It is a gateway to the European Union, a natural and cultural bridge to North Africa and Latin America.
The estate provides cleaning, security and maintenance service of shared facilities. The Zona Franca Customs Authority and Logistic Estate is one of the safest manufacturing areas, thanks to its 24/7/365 surveillance system featuring a coordinated patrol force combining private security force and the Spanish Civil Guard.
Focusing on international business and prominent sectors such as automotive, basic chemicals and logistics, the industrial estate is home to leading companies such as Nissan, SEAT, Bayer, DB Schenker, Spain-Tir, Molenbergnatie, Consum and over 40 multinational companies.
The industrial estate’s attractiveness has increased through commercial revitalisation initiatives, flexible rental conditions and the upgrading of obsolete plants.