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Transportations and logistics company DSV has announced that it is planning to build Europe’s largest logistics centre in Denmark. The new centre is going to have its warehouse facilities built on a 200,000 – 269,000 sqm area, its cross-docking facilities on an approx. 50,000 sqm area and its offices on an approx. 18,000 sqm area. The new centre will occupy 700,000 sqm.

Works on the site are planned to start in August 2021, while the company aims to begin occupying facilities by the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023. Construction work would continue for another 3 – 3½ years, so the new logistics centre in Horsens is expected to be completed during 2026, said DSV.

The logistics facilities in and around the city of Horsens in Jutland, Denmark, can no longer accommodate DSV’s present and expected growth, announced DSV. Therefore, the company wants to consolidate its warehouse and cross-docking terminals in the Horsens area to ensure increased efficiency and productivity combined with a greener profile and less CO2 emissions. So DSV will build a logistics centre on a 700,000 sqm area in Horsens.

The company has announced it wants to consolidate all its activities within Air & Sea, Road and Solutions in one location to ensure that its operations are efficient and that we provide the best possible solutions to our customers. Horsens is a strategic hub for transports between the Nordics and all other European countries.

Europe‚s largest logistics centre

The new logistics centre will be built on the plot next to DSV’s present facilities in Horsens. Not only will it be Denmark’s but also Europe’s largest logistics centre with only one leaseholder. The office will comprise 18,000 sqm office space, the cross-docking terminal will occupy approximately 50,000 sqm and the warehousing facilities will occupy between 200,000 and 269,000 sqm.

To date, this is DSV’s largest construction project and we look forward to the new and huge potential it provides us with. It is part of our strategy to consolidate smaller sites and create larger, modern and future-proof facilities that will benefit both our customers and us. Among other things, the new logistics centre in Horsens will be characterized by a large degree of automated processes which ensure quick and efficient handling of large volumes,” says Simon H. Galsgaard, Managing Director for DSV Road A/S in Denmark.

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