PostNL opens Apeldoorn distribution centre

PostNL has started using its new parcel sorting centre in the Netherlands. The 7700 m² building in Apeldoorn will process between 50,000 and100,000 parcels every day.

According to the postal operator, it has achieved the highest possible BREEAM certification of ‘Outstanding’ that suggested the building is sustainable and has minimal impact on the environment. Instead of using natural gas for heating the building uses sustainable materials and processes like heat recovery systems, LED lights and solar panels.

PostNL handle 675,000 parcels per day in 2017, 17.2% more than in 2016. The parcel sorting in distribution centre in Apeldoorn contributes to the National coverage allowing parcels to be delivered seven days a week everywhere in the country.

Liesbeth Kaashoek, Director of Parcels & Logistics at PostNL, said: “Opening this parcel sorting centre in Apeldoorn is one of the ways that PostNL anticipates and responds to the growth of e-commerce and is how we choose to invest in our parcel and logistics infrastructure. Therefore, we are growing with the expansion of large and small e-commerce parties, and this parcel sorting centre makes us even more easily accessible to companies in the region.”

Alderman for Economic Affairs, Jeroen Joon of the municipality of Apeldoorn, is thrilled with the parcel sorting and distribution centre’s arrival in Apeldoorn. “With 400 job opportunities, it means a wonderful boost for employment”. Also, Joon is very pleased with the use of sustainable materials in the construction process. “Sustainability is mainly a matter of taking action. And PostNL does just that, which we truly appreciate”.

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