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DPD responds to growing demand in the Amsterdam region with the construction of a new warehouse by Goodman

Monday, 03 June 2019

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Goodman is going to build a new warehouse for DPD at De Nieuwe Liede, a strategic location to be able to deliver packages faster and more efficiently to customers in the greater Amsterdam region. The construction of the new distribution centre will start this summer.

 

Goodman Nederland, part of Goodman Group, the real estate group that owns, develops and manages logistics real estate worldwide, has announced it will build a new warehouse for DPD. Goodman will start the construction of the new distribution centre this summer. The centre will be fully automated to ensure that the shipments from senders and recipients in the Greater Amsterdam region are quickly processed.

 

DPD (the Netherlands) B.V. (part of the French LaPoste) is busy modernizing its network in the Netherlands aimed at growth. From the central (inter-) national hubs, the shipments are redistributed across the country to state-of-the-art warehouses, of which Amsterdam is the first to be organized in this way. DPD will install an automated sorting machine in the new distribution centre to increase the capacity immensely and respond to the growing demand in the market, in which the DPD Predict service is really distinguishing.

 

Eric Dietz, CEO DPD Netherlands says: “We see strong growth in the parcel delivery market in the Amsterdam region. The new distribution center, which we have developed together with Goodman, offers plenty of opportunities to grow along with this demand and to increase at the same time our service level further. Each day, we are committed to meet and, where possible, exceed the needs of senders and recipients. Thanks to the new warehouse in Amsterdam, we ensure our service in terms of speed and flexibility. In addition, this is a nice step to achieve same-day delivery.

This new distribution centre is being built by Goodman on four hectares of land on industrial estate "De Nieuwe Liede" at the intersection of the A9 and A200 motorways, near Amsterdam. The DPD logistics centre will cover 11,213 m², including offices and offers space to dock 25 LHV trucks and 122 vans.

 

The Amsterdam region, together with Schiphol, is generally considered one of the larger logistics hotspots in the Netherlands. The location is easily accessible via the A9 and A200 and benefits from a central location in relation to the port of Amsterdam and Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, the third largest cargo airport in Europe at 1.7 million tonnes a year.

 

"We are very proud of the excellent collaboration between DPD and Goodman. DPD is already an existing customer in Belgium and the UK and we are happy this cooperation is now expanding to the Netherlands. The construction of DPD's distribution centre at De Nieuwe Liede is a good example of our gateway strategy to develop high-quality buildings close to city centers and densely populated areas," said Lien Standaert, Goodman's Country Manager Netherlands.


Goodman will start building the new distribution centre this summer. In addition, in the second part of 2019 Goodman is developing two other distribution centres at this location with a total of 45,000 m2 which are available for lease,

Kuijs Reinder Kakes advised Goodman on this transaction, INBO was responsible for the design.