She did not disclose the investment in the two centers, nor their location, but said they would be similar to those previously developed in Ploiesti and Tureni-Cluj, which required EUR 8 million in investment.
Each of the warehouses covers some 8,000 sqm. For the units in Ploiesti and Tureni, the group closed a partnership with Unilever which outsourced its logistic services to Aquila.
“We believe that the local logistics market hasn't even achieved 15 percent of its total potential. But this will change in the medium and long term,” said Costanda. She added that producers are more and more focused on quality and they understand outsourcing is a way to reduce costs.
For this year the company estimates a 15 to 20 percent increase in turnover, compared to EUR 135 million reported in 2006.
Aquila, one of the players on the Romanian distribution and logistic market, was founded in 1994 and has 100 percent Romanian capital, owned by businessmen Catalin Vasile and Alin Dociu. The company owns 18 regional distribution warehouses, which serve all the country's counties, two logistic warehouses and a car fleet of over 850 cars. Among its partners are Unilever, Wrigley, Ferrero, and Philips.