DPD Parcel Service and Vanderlande Industries join forces
- Increased performance level
- Efficient use of space
- High flexibility, conveyability and reliability
- Maximum eco-effectiveness
DPD’s domestic parcel delivery volumes are growing rapidly, and the continuing increases in both B2B and B2C volumes inspired the construction of a centrally located hub in Veenendaal, the Netherlands. This new hub will meet DPD’s needs both now and in the future, as well as enabling it to further improve customer service levels.
The Holland Hub is one of DPD’s first self-owned depots, which created the opportunity to give special consideration to environmental aspects. For example the office facility is fully carbon-neutral. In combination with Vanderlande Industries’ Cradle to Cradle®-inspired CROSSORTER 1500 sortation system, this makes DPD’s Holland Hub the most revolutionary facility of its kind in the Netherlands.
With the implementation of the CROSSORTER, Vanderlande Industries provides a flexible and high-capacity sorting system that can handle the mixed flows of both smaller and larger parcel products resulting from the combination of B2B and B2C services.
“Our success is founded on doing things right”, says Michael van Ooijen, CEO of DPD in the Netherlands and Head of DPD Cluster Benelux. “The Holland Hub enables us to increase our performance level, while remaining conscious of the need to minimise environmental impact. With the CROSSORTER we can integrate maximum flexibility, conveyability and reliability, while maintaining cost-effectiveness and environmentally conscious thinking.”