Nintendo of Europe has leased a 13,600 square metre logistic space in the Vila-Rodon Park area in Alt Camp, Tarragona.
This will be used to help distribute their products across the region, with company expected to hire between 50 – 100 people to work at the facility.
As a distribution centre, their work will expectedly revolve around loading, unloading and storage tasks, while the facility will have a post-production line that will allow the centre to update software on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and presumably Nintendo NX, before they are shipped to retailers.
“The aim of the post-production line the Japanese company setting up in Vila-Rodona Park is to make sure consoles reach European shops with the latest version of the software after being stored for some time and transported by sea,” the Government of Catalonia writes.
“The strategic location of this industrial park, right off the AP-2 motorway, and its great connections to the ports of Tarragona and Barcelona were key in Nintendo’s choice to establish their logistics platform there.
“In this regard, it must be noted that Catalonia is home to 80 percent of all Japanese companies in Spain, and has one of the highest concentrations of Japanese industrial companies of any region in Europe.”
Does not have sense. It would be better in Czech Republic or Austira because these countries are in the center of Europe. It more easy to export to the other countries.
On the other hand Cataluña (Catalonia) wants the independence and in this moments they are challenging to the government of spain with the separation unilateral in the next months. If this happens, borders will be closed and they will be out of the EU. So Nintendo will must to pay an expensive taxes if they wants to export to Europe from Tarragona.