Bleckmann is opening a new fulfilment centre in Venlo, with which the logistics supply chain partner of growing fashion and lifestyle brands aims to increase its capacity in Europe's logistics hotspot. Hereto a lease agreement has been signed with Prologis for the lease of a distribution center – Venlo DC9 – consisting of approximately 30,000 square meters. Operation for the first clients went live already and further implementations are planned to follow shortly. The property has a BREEAM Very Good quality level.
Bleckmann is an expert in Supply Chain Management (SCM) and the preferred partner of various growing fashion and lifestyle brands worldwide for total supply chain solutions.
Strategically perfect location
The new fulfilment centre is strategically positioned in the eco-business park Trade Port Noord in the Netherlands, close to industrially strong regions in Germany and Belgium. Trade Port Noord is known as the logistics hotspot in the Netherlands and Europe for years. From this point, goods are transported by road, water and rail. An excellent multimodal infrastructure consisting of the Maas as an important inland shipping route with a connection to the port of Rotterdam, the A67 and A73 motorways, the Barge container terminal, and the rail terminal located right next to the distribution centre. This multimodal accessibility allows Bleckmann to combine different transport modes to optimise lead times and to reduce costs and environmental impact.
Expansion fits into the growth strategy
The expansion in Venlo fits into Bleckmann's growth strategy. So far, Bleckmann has occupied 32,000 square meters of Prologis space at Trade Port Noord. The commissioning of the new building adds another 30,000 square meters of floor space. The new warehouse is just a few steps away from the other fulfilment center, which offers several advantages from a user perspective. The new fulfilment centre offers further expansion opportunities in the future. Because of that, it is possible to support existing clients in their further growth and allow new brands to enjoy top service.
Mark van Onna, General Manager Real Estate at Bleckmann: "The expansion of our existing campus in Venlo is good for our teams, our business and our clients. From this new fulfilment centre in the logistics heart of Europe, we can serve existing and new clients even more efficiently and flexibly. Thanks to our long-term partnership with Prologis, we quickly reached a commercial agreement and got this distribution centre operational in no time."
Bart Konings, Capital Deployment & Leasing Director at Prologis: "With its central location and state-of-the-art facilities, Prologis Park Venlo DC9 has everything to support Bleckmann's growth ambitions. We look forward to a good and long-term cooperation with Bleckmann."
Quentin Godfirnon, COO at Bleckmann: "The new distribution centre is an excellent opportunity to strengthen Bleckmann's presence in the EU's logistics hotspot, Venlo. This new state-of-the-art warehouse and real estate partner Prologis thus support Bleckmann's and its clients’ ambitious growth."