A new logistics centre in Prague

On 26 October, we could officially inaugurate our new logistics facility in Prague. All our activities, Air & Sea, Road and Solutions, are now gathered at the new 23,000 m2 facility.

Cutting the ribon in Prague

Photo from left: Mikael Kjeldgaard (MD, DSV Air & Sea CZ), Maciej Walenda (Regional Director, DSV Solutions PL), Jannik Lenthe Olesen (Regional Director DSV Road), Christian Hoppe (Danish Ambassador in the Czech Republic), Jens Bjørn Andersen (CEO, DSV A/S), Josef Kozel (Mayor of Pavlov), Tobias Schmidt (Regional Director DSV Air & Sea), Petr Chocholatý (MD, DSV Road CZ) and Pavel Sovička (MD, Panattoni CZ & SK).

The new site was finished by the end of August, and moving in went on throughout September, allowing Solutions to move in first, followed by Road (moving from two former locations) and then finally Air & Sea. A total of 300 employees are now working here.

We needed more space

The new facility consists of:

  • 3,000 m2 office building (Air & Sea and Road)
  • 7,000 m2/71 ramp cross-docking terminal (Road) 
  • 13,000 m2 warehouse (Solutions)

Mikael Kjeldgaard, MD, DSV Air & Sea CZ, sums it up quite well:

“Besides gathering our three divisional activities under the same roof, our new organization (including UTi) needed more space, and thankfully, it was possible to add another floor to the office building at the last minute”. 

The location next to the motorway, just a few kilometres from Prague and close to the Prague airport is ideal. In Petr Chocholaty, MD, DSV Road CZ’s words:

“The main reason we decided to move to this location was that it was close to our former locations in Dobroviz and Prague-Ruzyně and that we wanted to build a cross-docking terminal and warehouse in to suit our specific needs as well as ensuring space for future expansion”. 

A grand celebration

The official inauguration was attended by approximately 100 guests, among them country and council officials, representatives from the construction company, customers and of course a number of DSV VIPs, including CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen. 

Before the ribbon-cutting ceremony, speeches were given by CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen, Christian Hoppe (Danish Ambassador in the Czech Republic) and Pavel Sovička (MD, Panattoni CZ and SK). Following this, the audience could enjoy a time-lapse video of the building project as well as informal mingling. 

Our new address in Prague

DSV Road and DSV Air & Sea, Logistická 100, 273 51 Pavlov, Czech Republic

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