PostNL builds Tilburg sorting centre

PostNL formally laid the first stone of its new sorting centre at the Ledeboerstraat in Tilburg on 8 April. The new site is aimed at increasing PostNL’s capacity sorting and distribution of parcels.

Iris van Wees, operations manager of PostNL Pakketten said: “The convenience of online shopping has been completely embraced by the consumer. Many webshops have chosen PostNL for sorting and delivering their parcels and we are very proud of this. This year PostNL will open three new parcel sorting centres in the Netherlands to optimally organise the growing parcel market, including these sustainable premises in Tilburg.”

Berend de Vries, alderman for Economic Affairs in Tilburg added: “Tilburg and Waalwijk are leader in logistics and in particular in online shopping. It is therefore good that an important player on this market will also build a sorting centre in our city. Besides extra employment, it will also be a fine addition to our logistical ecosystem.”

One of the planned outcomes is that the new site achieves the BREEAM sustainability certificate for using the most sustainable materials, reducing demand on the electricity grid using solar panels and waste heat recovery systems. The PostNL site will not use natural gas on the premises.

The PostNL site at Tilburg is going to be part of a network of 22 postal sorting centres in the Netherlands and six in Belgium. Parcels will be delivered seven days a week throughout the two countries. The postal operator is to open three such sites this year, including the Tilburg site.

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