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First post DHL Express Service Center Rotterdam The Hague


ROTTERDAM – On the historical way the first pole beaten for the construction of an ultra-modern new branch of DHL Express for the Rotterdam-The Hague. The Service Center is built on the Harnaschpolder business on the A4 in Den Hoorn, Midden-Delfland. The plant, which employs 200 people, will be inaugurated in the spring of 2017. The construction involves an investment of 12 million euros. The new building is part of an investment should facilitate the growth of DHL Express in the Netherlands.

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Michael Greeven, Managing Director of DHL Express Netherlands and the councilors of the Municipality of Central Delfland Hans Horlings and Annemiek de Goede and some of the future employees attendants headed by contractor Aan de Stegge an ancient pile-driver to hit the proverbial first pole .

DHL Express is investing in a short time 45 million euro in the Netherlands

The construction of the plant for the Rotterdam-The Hague region is part of the largest investment since DHL express themselves forty years ago, settled in the Netherlands. The program launched last year, 45 million euros will be invested in expansion and modernization of the Dutch branch of the international express network. That extension also offers the possibility of introducing innovations that will make more efficient and higher quality processes and means of production more sustainable.

200 jobs

The new facility will be housed two existing Service Centers express division, which are now housed at the Kiotoweg in Rotterdam Laan van Waalhaven in The Hague. These branches continue to provide shelter to DHL Parcel. In this way, DHL is able to realize its growth ambitions over the full width. From Rotterdam will have 100 employees and 90 from The Hague to the new location, where future jobs will be for about 200 employees.

Triangle Hague Gouda Rotterdam

The new service center will get in Den Hoorn disposal 2,250 m2 of warehouse and 600 m2 of office space. The building will have two ‘Pick-Up & Delivery fingers’ with 60 docks for loading and unloading trucks. Service Center Rotterdam-The Hague is the base for about 60 vans and trucks servicing the area in and around the triangle The Hague, Gouda and Rotterdam. Rotterdam and The Hague methods make use of bicycle couriers with their Parcycles and Cubicycles (special cargo bikes for the city).

BREEAM Excellent label

From the viewpoint of durability, the new Service Center must post construction meet the requirements of the BREEAM-NL mark at the level of ‘Excellent’. BREEAM is an internationally recognized comprehensive assessment method to determine the sustainability performance of buildings. BREEAM Excellent is the second highest level of durability. This means compliance with sustainability requirements in the areas such as health, energy and water consumption, materials used, waste and land use and ecology.

Managing Director of DHL Express Netherlands Michiel Greeven: “It BREEAM Excellent certificate is completely in line with our environmental objectives, we include our CO2 footprint significantly to reducing by our GoGreen program. The realization of a sustainable building fits nicely on our initiatives on sustainable urban logistics, such as our participation in the Rotterdam Green Deal 010 agreement. ”


Harnaschpolder business area for DHL Express strategically located in the triangle Rotterdam, The Hague, Gouda, with many international pakketten- and document flows. With the recently extended A4 has direct connection to the local and (inter) national network. Harnaschpolder business park is part of Businesspark Haaglanden.

Hans Horlings, Executive of City Central Delfland: “We are very pleased with the strengthening of the business by the arrival of the multinational DHL Express It creates jobs in our region and underlines the good location of the Harnaschpolder business along recently. extended A4. ”

The third project in a row for the contractor to Stegge

The contractor Stegge will realize the construction in Den Hoorn. Earlier, the builder from Twello realized the new Service Centre in Utrecht and is building one currently in office in Breda. “We are proud that we can now build the third branch of DHL Express and so contribute to the growth ambitions of DHL Express,” said commercial project manager Maurice Smits. Commissioning is planned for the end March 2017.

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