The Spanish company Florette has announced that work has started for the construction of its seventh production center in the country, located in Tortosa, in the province of Tarragona. It is planned for it to start operating in the spring of 2021 and will annually produce 25 million ready-to-eat salads and vegetables.
With the construction of this new center, which will require an initial investment of 13 million Euro, nearly 200 direct jobs will be generated that will contribute to the creation of local employment. In a situation like the current one, in which unemployment figures have increased due to the crisis caused by COVID-19, Florette hopes to help promote and reactivate the economy of the area.
Sustainability, which is essential for Florette, will play a fundamental role in this new production center, which will be powered with renewable energies, make use of a water recovery model and strive for energy efficiency based on self-consumption. Moreover, it will be based on the Industry 4.0 concept and will focus on greater resource efficiency and adaptation to demands.
The Tarragona production center will join the existing ones in Navarre, Cuenca, Toledo, Murcia and Gran Canaria. Thanks to the proximity of these production centers to the places where the crops are grown across the country, Florette's products take only 24 hours to go from field to fork.