We spent the first three months of 2020 working very hard on the WDP-Barry Callebaut site.
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.
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.
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.