Ferrol - Urban History
Logistics centre of the Inditex Group in Narón (2004)

With the entry of Spain into the European Union, and within the context of a new global market organized around strategic centres using the latest information technologies, the closure of the shipbuilding industry in Ferrol appears to be a foregone conclusion. Other business sectors appear to have a better chance. In 2001 the logistics centre of 'Pull and Bear' was opened in the Narón Industrial Estate, on the outskirts of Ferrol. This is one of the eight brand names that belongs to the Inditex Textile Group, whose operating centre is in the neighbouring city of A Coruña, and which, with 2,200 stores in 56 countries and more than 40,000 employees, is today one of Europe's largest fashion companies.

Photograph by the author