Kempten, October 13, 2014. With its move to a new and larger property in Willebroek, Belgium, international logistics provider Dachser is boosting its presence in the Benelux region. New construction took five months, with the new logistics center launching its operations on October 6th. Construction included a 7,000-square-meter transit terminal with 68 gates and a three-story office building that measures 2,300 square meters.
“In recent years, we have experienced strong growth in Willebroek, and our capacity in the old facility had reached its limits. The newly added capacity will help us continue to develop new opportunities together with our customers,” says Aat van der Meer, Managing Director Dachser Benelux.
Willebroek is a strategically favorable location between Brussels and the port of Antwerp. As a result, this branch office has excellent connections to the most important European and international economic regions. Dachser Belgium has been at this location since 1995 and currently employs a staff of 90 people. The newly built facilities are less than five kilometers from the former premises, which will be closed once the move is completed.
The new transit terminal is a state-of-the-art facility that has an underfloor conveyor chain for convenient and safe transport of shipments. Furthermore, at 37,800 square meters, the new property’s size provides ample room for expansion.
The commissioning of the newly constructed facilities in Willebroek is yet another milestone in Dachser’s development in Belgium. “We have maintained a presence in the Belgian market since 1975 and since then, we have significantly expanded our network,” says Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics at Dachser. “By dovetailing overland freight services with air and sea transport, we can provide our customers with seamless access to international markets.”
Dachser, a family-owned internationally operating company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, is one of the leading logistics providers in Europe.
Dachser provides comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing, and customer-specific services in three business fields: Dachser European Logistics, Dachser Food Logistics, and Dachser Air & Sea Logistics. Comprehensive and multi-disciplinary services, such as contract logistics, consulting and advisory services, and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s offerings. A seamless transport network – both in Europe and overseas – and information technology that is fully integrated into all its systems provide intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.
With a staff of 25,000 employees in 42 countries at 471 locations all over the globe, in 2013, Dachser generated revenue of almost EUR 5 billion and handled about 70 million shipments.
For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.com.