Tempe, the Spanish joint venture of the Inditex Group that develops the shoes for Zara and its other retail chains, booked a net profit of €113 million last year, 39 percent above the level reached in 2017, on 5.6 percent higher sales of €1.25 billion. The company plans to expand its distribution center in Elche from 150,000 to 250,000 square meters. The company employs about 1,500 people in Spain and has subsidiaries in Mexico, Brazil, China and India.