An integral part of The BDP Experience is our deeply rooted belief that we — all 4,850 of us — are a global family. We take the extra step and go the extra mile to deliver the best global logistics solutions for our customers. From time to time, we feature the offices from which The BDP Experience emanates, highlighting specialties, key accomplishments, and fun facts.
Today, we’d like to introduce you to BDP Spain's Barcelona and Madrid locations, as told by Blanca Martinez, Human Resources Manager.
Location: Our office is located 10 minutes by car from Barcelona’s Port and 35 minutes by public transport from the center of Barcelona, and some famous locations we can find in the city center are Plaça Catalunya, Les Rambles or El Liceu. We are inside the area of logistics operations (ZAL), and it’s an unbeatable place to be for us.
Key Accomplishments: We secured new business, and due to the growing demands of our customers, we were able to expand the BDP Family. Of note, in 2013 we had 8 team members and now we are 21 and growing!
Why the Office’s Location Matters, Strategically, to BDP and Its Customers: We are located close to customs authorities, shipping lines, maritime agencies, port terminal, inbound/outbound warehouses, the airport and also, the most important, we are close to our customers. The most important industrial parks are around 30 kilometers from us.
Best Food Options Nearby: La Santa Burger, La Capsa, Fosters Hollywood and, of course, Mcdonalds.
Favorite Film: A Monster Calls and The Avengers (we can’t decide).
Favorite Sport: Futbol (national sport) and Paddle tennis
Favorite Music: “Always look on the Bright side of life.”
What Makes Barcelona office Special: Our good environment at the office has encouraged some of us to create the Happiness Committee (HappyCom), they collect ideas from the Happy Mailbox and organize contests and activities for the members of the office. Our last events were the “Paparazzi contest” and the “Good comments challenge”.
Location: Our Madrid office is located in Algete (23 km from Madrid Center)
Office Specialty: Chemicals, technological items, GOH garments & specialized warehouse – TAPA certificate.
Key Accomplishments: During the last year we successfully managed one of the top global customers for BDP. Our mission is to deliver the best global logistics solutions to our customers - and we did just that. We also developed specialized logistics and retail services for technological customers and explored the intricacies of the retail vertical.
Why the Office’s Location Matters, Strategically, to BDP and Its Customers: Our building is equipped with a warehouse and we are strategically located near the airport.
Best Food Options Nearby: We are in an industrial area but we have some restaurants close by. The most popular is Idoneo (They participated in a TV contest!) We also have a sports club near to the office where we go to lunch and to play paddle or tennis and after work.
Favorite Sport: Our Madrid team is participating in a Madrid football league starting in September! We also participate in paddle tennis.
What Makes BDP Madrid Special: In the professional area we offer a fantastic working environment driven by excellent service. In the community arena, we know the importance of giving back to our local community and encourage our employees to participate in give-back events whenever possible.