DB Schenker expands Belgian facility capacity

August 14, 2013 by Peter MacLeod
DB Schenker expands Belgian facility capacity

DB Schenker Logistics now offers customers in the Belgian provinces of Hainault and West and East Flanders an even faster connection to European and world markets thanks to its modern logistics centre in Zwevegem.

“With more than 5,000 square metres of space for operations and 2,900 square meters of office space, the new facility provides optimum conditions for high-quality services and future growth,” said Ulrich Pütz, head of the national company Schenker NV.

The new facility, built at a cost of EUR 13 million, offers optimum infrastructure for national and international land transport. The terminal uses the latest environmentally friendly technology such as solar panels, sensor-controlled lighting and service water recycling and sits on a 36,000 square metre site. More than 70 bays can accommodate a variety of types of vehicles, ranging from delivery vehicles for local transport to standard trucks and wide-bodied vehicles.
 
Previously the site’s 120 DB Schenker employees worked at two sites in Waregem, ten kilometres away, and moved to the new cross-dock terminal in Zwevegem a year after construction began.
 
“We offer our customers the full range of logistics services, from land transport and air and ocean freight to intermodal concepts,” said Pascal Duhamel, who heads the new DB Schenker location in Zwevegem. “With 40 regular scheduled transports daily, we connect the Flanders region quickly and reliably to all destinations in Europe.” The location also has its own air freight team, which immediately logs consignments electronically. A dedicated daily shuttle transports export consignments to the airport in Brussels and picks up certain import consignments for the region, which are then distributed on the following morning.
 
Schenker NV is one of the leading providers of integrated logistics solutions in Belgium and has some 680 employees as well as locations in Antwerp, Brussels, Eupen, Mechelen, Zwevegem, Willebroek, Zaventem and Zeebrugge.

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