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.
The October WDP Digest contains some unmissable news from the logistics world: students at Thomas More Geel University made a breakthrough in the automation sector, the new logistics hotspots in the Netherlands are now known, IPP Benelux and Uber Freight tackle empty lorry runs, and Dutch freighter MV Ankie opts for eConoWind’s wind-assisted propulsion.
September brought good news for Dutch shipping: a wider lock complex in the Ijsselmeer region and a partnership with the Panama Canal. And picking & last mile robots are increasingly being used in the Benelux and neighbouring countries. Click on the articles for more details.
At the end of 2018, Martijn Dekker joined the legal department at WDP Nederland. You will find leasing and development contracts and other legal documents on his desk. Nevertheless, Martijn often visits customers.
Distrilog and WDP have proved that they are two peas in a pod more than once. In 2008, for example, the millionth square metre that WDP owned was Distrilog’s in Willebroek. WDP’s five millionth square metre, currently under construction, is also intended for the family business specialising in the storage and distribution of goods in DIY, FMCG, and food retail.