The participants in the Programme visited the Inditex head offices in Arteixo, from which the group's worldwide activity is monitored
Since its humble origins back in 1963, Inditex has become one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, with over 7,000 stores worldwide, a 150,000-strong team and an efficient logistics system based in Spain that ships new products to all stores twice a week. The company's figures speak volumes of its success: in 2016, Inditex revenues totalled 23.31 billion euros.
The Leaders visited Inditex central in Arteixo, Coruña, where the company's corporate headquarters are located, as well as the Zara and Zara Home headquarters, several textile factories and one of the company’s logistics platforms. In Arteixo, they were welcomed by Jesús Echevarría, Head of Institutional Relations for Inditex, who presented an analysis of the company’s business model and guided the Leaders through the various design, production and logistics processes which culminate with the shipping of products from the group’s various brands to their stores all over the world.
The group's stores in Australia, among the company’s most recent new openings, fit within the Eco-store concept typical of Inditex's business model, based on the use of eco-friendly products, efficient water management and the reduction of carbon emissions.
Inditex has now been operating in Australia for six years, and currently has 21 Zara and Zara Home stores in the market.