Germany's Dachser to open Dutch 30,200-square-metre cross-dock facility

2012 03 09

DACHSER Transport of America has announced that its parent company has started building a new branch office in Zevenaar, the Netherlands, to cope with soaring volume.

The facility is expected to start operations this summer and will be one of the group's largest branch offices in Europe, a company statement said.

The 30,200-square-metre logistics complex is being constructed in multiple stages on a 20-acre site. "The volume at the Zevenaar location has soared in recent years," said Aat van der Meer, managing director for the Netherlands.

"As a result of this growth, we have outgrown our present site." With the new complex, the logistics provider expects to further the global reach of its warehousing and contract logistics activities and to increase access to worldwide markets. The new facility will also be located closer link to global procurement and distribution channels, it said.

"This expansion further supports growth of our network overseas and therefore only helps to expand the capabilities we offer American clients and their global partners," said Frank Guenzerodt, the company's US president and CEO.

The first construction phase will develop a 7,200-square metre cross-doc with 82 bays as well as a three-story office building. Following completion of the first phase, the office expansion will include the construction of an additional 3,300-square metre cross-doc and a 16,100 square metre warehouse.

Source Shipping Gazette - Daily Shipping News

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