DSV and New Balance expand collaboration and inaugurate 60,000 sq m facility in the Netherlands


DSV and New Balance have announced the expansion of their logistics agreement, whereby DSV has tripled the volume stored and distributed for New Balance in EMEA. To accommodate an expected increase in volume, an automated 60,000 sq m DSV warehouse facility in Venlo, Netherlands, has been upgraded and inaugurated. DSV’s partner, Austrian KNAPP, an advanced developer of intelligent automation solutions, has been the supplier of all automated and mechanised installations at the new facility.

For New Balance, the expanded collaboration will enable them to meet the increased demand in EMEA. Mathias Boenke, Senior Vice President EMEA for New Balance, explains: “DSV’s tremendous work and our continued investment in their logistics and warehousing capabilities, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, positions New Balance EMEA to meet our ambitious growth goals.”

According to DSV, the new setup is made to ensure a high capacity as well as a flexible shuttle system for storage and retrieval, so the millions of extra pieces of goods that DSV will be managing for New Balance can be distributed efficiently from the warehouse to all parts of Europe.

Peter van der Maas, Executive Vice President, DSV, commented: “In our new warehousing setup, we are utilising innovative warehouse automation elements to meet the specific requirements and needs of New Balance and their customers. By including the new automated processes, we increase efficiency, by being able to dedicate the resources of our professional staff to the most complex tasks at the warehouse and letting the automated solutions take care of the simple ones.” 

Source: DSV