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Dematic (US) reveals ambitious expansion plans in Antwerp

The future of logistics is green! Dematic NV, a specialist in intralogistics, has exchanged its old location for a larger CO2-neutral office on the left bank of the River Scheldt in Antwerp. Future plans for the site involve a new factory, warehouse and R&D test center.

Expanding for global growth

Dematic has its global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia (US) and is a member of the KION Group. With 60 engineering centers in 25 countries and manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, China, and Australia, the company is considered a world leader in automated system solutions for warehouses, distribution centers, and production facilities.

The new location in Flanders should allow the company to continue to grow substantially in the coming years. More than 180 new employees have already been hired since January 2020.

Only the beginning of greatness

Sacha Van Droogenbroeck, Managing Director at Dematic NV, has this to say about the relocation: “E-commerce is on the rise, and warehouses and distribution centers are fully automating. The new office will enable our employees to better collaborate on the many logistics projects for customers in Belgium, the Netherlands, and other European countries.”

And that's just the very beginning of Dematic NV’s expansion plans at the new site. In 2023, the company is planning the completion of a state-of-the-art new building, where offices, a factory, a warehouse, and a research & development test center will converge under one roof. According to Van Droogenbroeck, “In 2023 we will have a fully sustainable BREEAM-certified building.”

Our new green building will have the capacity to help us grow at double-digit rates for years to come.

Sacha Van Droogenbroeck
Managing Director of Dematic NV

Prime location for logistics

It is no coincidence that Dematic NV is investing in a central base in Flanders. "The Benelux offers interesting growth opportunities due to an increasing demand for AGVs (automated guided vehicles), AMRs (autonomous mobile robots), and other advanced intralogistics solutions," Van Droogenbroeck concludes. Soon, Dematic will discover all the strengths Flanders offers as a logistics hub

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Dematic NV
Reported by
newspaper De Tijd
24 September 2021

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