- 14 November 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
PostNL has opened its new 7,600 square metre Tilburg sorting centre. This is the third parcel sorting centre opened by the postal operator this year, with Tilburg following sites at Dordrecht and Almere.
With 25 sorting centres around the country, PostNL says that it is ready for the coming peak season beginning in early December.
The site has been awarded the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certificate for the sustainability of the Tilburg sorting centre. It doesn’t use natural gas to heat the building and instead uses a combination of electricity to generate the heat and a heat recovery ventilation system to manage temperatures across the site. Solar panels on the roof generate around half the electricity, and it uses low energy LED lighting. Planning for the future, the PostNL site has a number of EV charging stations, allowing some future deliveries to be completely emission free.
The network of 25 sorting centres have a reach across the Netherlands and Belgium. Parcels from the Tilburg site will be delivered in and around Tilburg, for example in Waalwijk, Boxtel, Rijen, Hilvarenbeek and Reusel.
Liesbeth Kaashoek, Director of Parcels and Logistics at PostNL: “With this parcel sorting centre in Tilburg, we are responding to the growth in e-commerce and investing in the optimisation of our parcel and logistics infrastructure. It is the third sustainable location that we are adding to our network this year, and with 25 sorting centres we are entering the busy Christmas period well prepared. We employ around 350 people in Tilburg and in doing so, we are contributing to the Municipality of Tilburg’s ambition to create sustainable employment opportunities.”