Logifruit, a logistics services provider specialized in the management of reusable containers, closed the 2019 fiscal year with an increase in turnover of 6% over the previous year, achieving sales of 130 million euros. The company, which specializes in the rental, cleaning and sanitization of reusable containers, made investments worth 38 million euros, mainly for the automation of production processes.
Pedro Ballester Fernández, CEO of Logifruit, values these results positively within the company's strategy: "Our circular economy model contributes to the reduction of the environmental cost of processes through the optimisation and responsible use of resources. We obtain maximum value and use of all containers to ensure quality for our customers, and continue to grow in a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable way. Through our open innovation approach we create opportunities for co-innovation in line with our corporate purpose: to connect supply networks in a sustainable way.
Its major milestones in 2019: beginning of the activity in Portugal accompanying Mercadona in its expansion and the change to a pool of folding containers that save on CO2 emissions.
In 2019, a particularly important milestone occurred, the start of activity outside Spain. Thus, Logifruit, accompanying Mercadona in its expansion in Portugal, began its activity in Póvoa de Varzim (Oporto). With this event, the company currently operates from a total of 14 logistics platforms that add up to more than 200,000 m2 in facilities with state-of-the-art and highly robotized machinery to serve its more than 1,000 clients in Spain and abroad.
This year has meant the total implementation of a pool of folding containers in replacement of the rigid box, which means savings in CO2 emissions by reducing the number of trucks loaded in proportion to the containers transported. The use of a pool of folding boxes versus a pool of rigid boxes meant a saving of 87,810 trucks in 2019. At the same time, the improvements in transport efficiency prevented the emission of 882 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
From the beginning, Logifruit designed a sustainable growth model based on efficient resource management, which is transferred to the design of its workflows and containers. During 2019, it has continued to implement initiatives that have reduced energy consumption and, at the same time, have minimized the environmental impact of its activity. Thus, water consumed per container movement (l./bottle) was -2% lower than the previous year and the energy consumed per container movement (kWh/bottle) was also reduced by 3%.
A continuous commitment to its internal collaborators
Logifruit's commitment to training translates into an investment of 383,000 euros in training in 2019, an increase of almost 28% compared to 2018, with more than 10,633 hours of external and internal training received by 100% of its staff. Internal promotion and personalized career plans continued to play a leading role in the company's human relations strategy. Thus, in 2019, more than 120 employees were promoted internally.
Furthermore, following the path it began 8 years ago, Logifruit is developing its II EOP, Equal Opportunities Plan, having obtained the "Equal Opportunities" stamp granted by the Generalitat Valenciana.
|Revenue||130,54 million €||122,79 million €|
|Taxes||21,04 million €||16,92 million €|