Decathlon has inaugurated a logistical platform of about 40,000 square meters near Barcelona, in the industrial park of Can Margarit in Sant Esteve Sesrovires. Called the CAR Barcelona, it brings together two other centers and will thus serve as a distribution center for about 40 stores in all of Catalonia, the region of Valencia and the Baleares. Decathlon has 117 large-scale stores in Spain and 30 small urban stores. The distribution center near Barcelona will employ 350 workers, including 50 new and local recruits. The center is built on 60,000 square meters of land, and it includes office space of 2,000 square meters. The center will also operate as a distribution center for online orders, which can be dispatched to stores or to the customer's home, and as a regional center for repairs and maintenance. After this opening, Decathlon boasts four regional logistics centers and two continental centers in Spain. The latest platform reportedly required an investment of €24 million. It was inaugurated by several Decathlon managers including Javier López, general manager of Decathlon España and several local and regional officials.