DPD prepares for Brexit, consolidating its competitive position


DPD Netherlands has announced the opening a new distribution centre in Eindhoven. Eindhoven’s “green sorter” hub will be an international hub for parcels from all around Europe.

The new site extends over 88,000 sq m and includes a sorting installation of over 2.1 km. During phase two the site will expand by a further 36,000 sq m.

The LS-4000 CB sorter, also known as the “green sorter” has a capacity of 50,000 parcels an hour and is capable to deal with peaks in demand.

The hub will connect DPD with Rotterdam Mainport, Schiphol (with its customs clearance facilities) and the logistics hotspot Eindhoven, but it will also bring together European destinations within a radius of 800 km. In the event of a “No-deal Brexit”, Eindhoven hub will handle parcel volumes on their way to and from the United Kingdom, for the Netherlands as well as the surrounding countries, extending to Poland.

“The new Eindhoven hub offers plenty of opportunities to grow along with the rising market demand. It allows us to respond even better to the needs of parcel senders and recipients and to quickly process peak volumes. The new distribution centre is by far the largest hub in the DPD network and will play a crucial role in our international network in Europe. Therefore, Eindhoven hub will be fully in line with DPD’s ambition to achieve sustainable growth in an innovative way,” said Eric Dietz, CEO of DPD Netherlands.

Source: DPD Group