Picture from the left: Peter van der Maas, EVP, Solutions NL; Jesper Riis, Group CIO; Brian Ejsing, CEO, Solutions; Jens Lund, Group CFO; René Falch Olesen, COO; Søren Schmidt, CEO, Road; Remco Innemee, Senior Director, Solutions; Patrick van Ulft, MD Road NL and Jens Bjørn Andersen, Group CEO.
“It’s really impressive to see how DSV’s property department manages to build this truly modern and very large warehouse in less than one year. It is equally satisfying to learn that all 83,000 m2 is already either in operation or booked to be filled within the next year,”
Jens Bjørn Andersen, CEO, DSV, comments on the site in Venlo he visited 28 August together with the Group Executive Committee.
Prime location for consumer brands
The demand for logistics services in Venlo, The Netherlands, is continuously expanding due to its prime location for reaching large and important consumer markets. To accommodate the increasing need for logistics services in the area, the DSV campus in Venlo has been expanded with more warehouse space no less than three times since its opening in 2008.
The new warehouse and its associated logistics services meet the high demands of DSV’s consumer brand customers such as the American footwear brand New Balance, and several Scandinavian consumer brands like Thule, Stokke and many more.
Picture below: Jens Bjørn Andersen, CEO; Søren Schmidt, CEO, Road; and Brian Ejsing, CEO, Solutions are taking a closer look at some of the consumer products already stored in the warehouse.
“We have the highest security level obtainable (TAPA) to keep our customer’s inventory safe and secure at all times. As a modern warehouse facility, we also have specialised storage space and trained staff that can handle dangerous goods like highly flammable products,”
Remco Innemee, Senior Director, Solutions, comments and continues:
“The site and the staff also have the capacity to meet the needs of the growing e-commerce industry and to keep up with the continued growth of our customers - part of the warehouse is even built in two levels for a double level picking area.”
The DSV site in Venlo employs 700 people with a planned scope of employing 1.000 by the end of 2019, to match the growth of the customers’ business and their logistics needs.
Expansion of the DSV campus in Venlo
- 2008: Opens with 60.000m2 warehousing space
- 2011: First expansion with an additional 30.000m2 warehousing space
- 2015: Second expansion with an additional 30.000m2 warehousing space
- 2018: Third expansion with an additional 83.000m2 warehousing
The latest warehouse addition in detail
- 83.000 m2 ground floor with a ceiling height of 12,2-metres
- 20.000m2 mezzanine
- 1500 m2 office space
- 525 parking places
- 123.000 m2 ground plot
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