PostNL breaks ground on new sorting hub

PostNL has broken ground on the building site of a new parcel sorting centre in Westzaan. The unit will have a capacity of between 40,000-50,000 parcels a day.

The new PostNL sorting centre will be part of a network of 25 such units in The Netherlands and six in Belgium. The postal operator plans to open three other sorting centres in the two countries next year.

Iris van Wees, operations manager of PostNL Pakketten, commented, “Covid-19 has changed consumers’ behaviour. They’re placing more and more online orders. We have responded to the rapid growth in volume by scaling up our capacity by 40%. In the run up to the holidays period, we will be continuing those efforts and investing in new locations in order to optimize the delivery process in the growing parcel market. We will be opening two new parcel locations in the Netherlands next year. The sustainable premises in Westzaan is one of those locations.”