The foundation stone was laid in the presence of Arno van Berlo (DSV Group Property), Luk Beke (CEO of the project developer), the Mayoress of Menen/Rekkem, Martine Fournier, and Luk Thieuw (Managing Director, DSV Road NV)
On 4 October, the symbolic first stone was laid for our Road division’s new and larger facility in Rekkem, Belgium, near the French border where DSV has had a presence for many years.
The Rekkem facility is one of four Road sites in Belgium and the current site handles 150,000 shipments per annum. The new terminal will cover 6,000 sqm and the adjacent office will have a total floor space of 2,000 sqm.
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New healthcare facility inaugurated
On 13 October, our Solutions division’s new warehouse in Ghent was inaugurated. The facility is equipped exclusively to cater to the healthcare sector and will serve as distribution centre for products shipped to hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, etc.
“With our newly built, tailored site we are able to provide the specialised facility and expertise our healthcare customers require,” says Edwin Eggebeen, Business Unit Director West, DSV Solutions, Belgium and continues: “The healthcare sector continues its rapid development. In addition, this sector is particularly demanding when it comes to quality requirements - which of course impacts the entire supply chain.”
The new, temperature-controlled facility includes cold chain and frozen products sections and comprises 10,500 sqm. With the new addition, we now have a total of 36,000 sqm warehouse space in Ghent.
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Among the customers in our new state-of-the-art warehouse is Hologic, a medical technology company primarily focused on women’s health. They have been a customer of DSV since 2001 and has grown tremendously over the recent years. Their product range includes, for instance, testing kits that must be stored and handled in temperature-controlled surroundings and for such sensitive products it is essential that the cold chain is never broken.
Read more about our cooperation with Hologic