Last Mile Brief 19/10: DPD invests €250 million in expansion of Benelux sorting capacity
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DPD’s three sorting hubs in the Benelux – the logistics centres where parcels are collected and sorted – are located in Eindhoven, Veenendaal and Brussels.
Despite the fact that the centres in Eindhoven and Brussels opened not long ago and Veenendaal was modernised this year, DPD says it is continuing to invest in these locations.
Commenting on the news, Erik Uljee, CEO of DPD Netherlands, said:
“By investing in our sorting locations but also in new depots in Amsterdam, Brussels, Goes and Maastricht, our network has expanded to three hubs and twenty depots in the Benelux. We are proud of this position and keep moving forward. We have therefore worked hard throughout the Benelux to increase sorting capacity and connections with Europe and the rest of the world. This leads to reliable delivery times to more destinations.”
Richard de Haas, CEO of DPD Belux, added:
“From the Benelux, next business day delivery to much of Europe is already standard in a range of about 700 kilometres from the Benelux. We also see that the current economic conditions increase customer demand for predictable and cheaper shipping within Europe compared to classic express transport.”
DPD also claims its revamped three-hub strategy enables the company to align deliveries within the Benelux even more efficiently.
“The depots now further allow sorting of parcels delivered or collected from DPD parcel shops and lockers. This enables DPD to respond well to increasing market demand for flexible delivery options. The investments allow DPD customers to deliver parcels faster with more options for parcel recipients; both in the Benelux and in Europe where Geopost has the largest network of parcel shops and lockers in the market, totaling more than 100,000 locations,” says the company, says the company.