Inditex claims it is the only centre in the world to boast the most stringent sustainable building certifications

Inditex claims it is the only centre in the world to boast the most stringent sustainable building certifications

Inditex has opened a technology centre at its headquarters in the Spanish city of La Coruña that will enable the clothing giant to move faster and be more efficient with its collections between seasons.

The 4,000 m2 data centre will collect and store data from the group's 6,700 stores globally, allowing the retailer to adapt in "real time" its collections to suit each market. It is equipped with the latest technology, around 4,000 servers, and is designed to perform "as efficiently as possible" in terms of energy usage.

Inditex claims it is the only centre in the world to boast the most stringent sustainable building certifications (Tier IV and LEED Platinum certifications).

An operations room has a panel for monitoring the IT systems of all of the group's stores, offices and logistics platforms (phone lines, store openings, works, e-commerce traffic, etc.). This monitoring work is performed by professionals who have been specially trained on procedures for diagnosing and solving problems, Inditex said.

The building also has a "duplicate" electrical system to avoid any issues resulting from a possible power failure.

"Emergency generators are capable of working continuously at full capacity without electrical or fuel supply for a full week, even assuming the most adverse weather conditions," Inditex explained. A double climate control system is also in place.