DPD opens new Maastricht distribution centre

DPD has opened a new, 5,500 square metre distribution centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands. This meets the strong growth in demand for parcel deliveries in the country.

According to the parcel carrier, the move will additionally reduce transport movements from the sorting centre in Eindhoven to Maastricht by 5,000km, reducing CO2 emissions by 400 tonnes a year.

The site, that includes over 1250 square metres of office space, will be able to sort more than 15,000 parcels a day and deliver them within the city.

Eric Dietz, CEO DPD Nederland: “By opening the Maastricht site, we are further increasing our capacity, so that we can capitalise on the demand from the market and are able to better cope with peak volumes. In addition, we have also looked at ways that allow us to further reduce our carbon footprint. We do so by deploying electrical vehicles, but we also look at ways to plan our routes more efficiently. By opening the Maastricht site, we can also make a significant reduction in our transport-related CO2 emissions.”