DSV invests in new logistics centre to accommodate growth

DSV plans to invest DK2bn in a new 700,000 sq m logistics centre in Horsens, Denmark, that will accommodate its recent and forecast growth. 

The company also plans to consolidate its Horsens warehouse and cross-docking terminals to increase efficiency and productivity, as well as reducing its CO2 emissions.

The office will cover an 18,000 sq m area; the cross-docking terminal will occupy approximately 50,000 sq m; and the warehousing facilities will measure between 200,000 and 269,000 sq m.

DSV said that when the facility is complete, it will be the largest logistics centre with a single leaseholder — both in Denmark and in Europe.

Simon H Galsgaard, managing director for Road, Air & Sea at DSV Denmark, explained: “As part of our growth strategy, we want to consolidate all our activities within our Air & Sea, Road and Solutions divisions into one location to ensure that our operations are efficient and that we provide the best possible solutions to our customers.

“Horsens is a strategic hub for transports between the Nordics and all other European countries. We also want to retain our many talented employees and with this new development we maintain our connection with the city.”

Galsgaard added: “To date, this is DSV’s largest construction project and we look forward to the new and huge potential it provides us with. Among other things, the new logistics centre in Horsens will be characterised by a large degree of automated processes which ensure quick and efficient handling of large volumes.”

Peter Sørensen, Mayor of Horsens, commented: “As far as I know, this is the largest sale of land for industrial purposes in the history of Horsens and I am very pleased that DSV has chosen to place its new logistics centre in our municipality.

“Today, DSV employs around 750 people in Horsens; with the expansion, the number is expected to increase to more than 1,000. In addition to administrative positions, DSV offers employment within transport and warehousing. For that reason, also, I am very pleased that we have entered this agreement concerning sales of 500,000 sq m land to DSV.”

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