After you deposited your parcel with postal code 2870, 2860, or 2880 into a red postbox or at the bpost counter, it passes through a sorting centre. Then it ends up in the brand-new mail centre in Puurs, where it is picked up together with other parcels and letters by the letter carrier on duty.
When chocolate, logistics and a sustainable future become one
WDP is carrying out a project that our teams really get to sink their teeth into: the construction of the new global distribution centre for Barry Callebaut in Lokeren.
Did the sector news for December 2019 get lost in all the festivities?
Fruit and vegetable exporter Hoogsteder Fruit and Vegetables, part of The Greenery, recently moved to a brand-new warehouse in Bleiswijk. It’s just barely two kilometres away on a map, but it’s still a milestone for Hoogsteder, which is centralising its activities in the 8000-m² warehouse.
This year, Lidl moved its logistics centre in Breda a little further away to a new warehouse on the former site of The Greenery. The German supermarket chain leases the warehouse (over 58,000 m² in total) from WDP, which redeveloped the entire logistics estate. Patrick Marczinski, project manager for warehouse management at Lidl, gives you a peek behind the scenes.
This month, the sector is bursting with news about Artificial Intelligence and other smart innovations. Read about Hema’s predictive AI software, the announcement of a Belgian pilot project with autonomous trains, the importance of data for society, the profitability of a municipal rental depot, and how Chinese webshops are tackling their greatest challenge.
We take care of the technical management of our buildings ourselves! For example, WDP Netherlands has four facility managers who jointly manage 100 buildings. Remco Van Iersel manages about 25 of these and knows every gas connection, roof curvature, or hidden socket in his buildings. If customers call with a problem, he gets them help.