DSV starts building unique double-deck warehouse and cross dock in Venlo region
Opening bee hotel as symbol of start of construction of sustainable hypermodern new location
In the immediate vicinity of the four branches of the Solutions division, construction work has started on DSV's cross-divisional campus. This campus will offer cross-dock, storage and offices for the customers and employees of the Road and Solutions divisions as well as the joint Shared Service Center. In addition, the global management of Solutions including its staff departments will become permanent residents of this state-of-the-art location. All business activities that have taken place for many years at Tasmanweg 2 in Venlo will move to the new location by 1 July 2023 at the latest.
This Breeam Excellent certified branch with, among others, solar panels, has a warehouse of over 34,000 m2 divided over two floors, supplemented with over 8,000 m2 mezzanine and 33 docks. The cross dock of 19,000 m2 will be equipped with 128 docks. The offices will be spread over three floors and over 7,000 m2. The working environment will be adapted through the right mix of working from home and in the office, with space for relaxation. By doing so, DSV not only creates a space that suits the work, but also a culture of connection, inspiration, trust and autonomy.
While enjoying a snack and a drink, the guests were welcomed by Patrick van Ulft (Managing Director DSV Road) and Remco Innemee (Senior Director DSV Solutions, Southeast Netherlands) at the construction site at Malcom McLeanstraat 2. Next Roy Bouten (alderman of the municipality of Horst aan de Maas) spoke about the good care that DSV takes, not only for its customers but also for all (international) employees who work in the region every day.
On behalf of Development Company Greenport Venlo, their Director Ruud van Heugten expressed his admiration for DSV's approach to offer solutions to its customers in a sustainable way within the volatile supply chains. This is done by making maximum use of the available hectares and combining ecology with industrial development. This challenge of realising maximum space on as little land as possible was fully endorsed by Jeroen Verbakel (General Manager of Unibouw) who, as the closing speaker, introduced the guests to this innovation within logistics:
This will be the first fully-fledged double-deck warehouse in the Netherlands with specifications that are comparable to those of fully-fledged ground-level warehouses.
For the sake of sustainability, DSV deliberately chose not to use the traditional spade in the ground as the starting act, but rather a bee hotel. A boost for the bees, to ensure that the local ecology is as good and sustainable as possible in conjunction with the industrial development at Greenport Venlo. As the construction work has just started, only the bee hotel was unveiled today. The bee colonies will be added after completion in July 2023 so they will not be affected by the construction work.