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Kuehne+Nagel (CH) builds EU distribution center in Flanders

Transport and logistics giant Kuehne+Nagel has announced the construction of a new European distribution center in Beringen, Flanders. The company’s construction partner Weerts Supply Chain has already acquired 15 hectares of industrial land close to the Albert Canal. In the first phase, the project will create 350 extra jobs. The investment is estimated at EUR 65 million.

Kuehne + Nagel logistics terminal in Geel, Belgium

Ultra-modern construction

The new ultra-modern building of 40,000 m² in size will make use of the Albert Canal for transport. The first phase of the project will create 350 new jobs. The investment is estimated at EUR 65 million. In the future, the building will be extended to 75,000 square meters, which would create an additional 600 jobs.

According to the Provincial Development Agency (POM) of Limburg, there is still an issue in finalizing the building permit. “Together with Weerts Supply Chain and Kuehne+Nagel, we are currently working hard to get the permit in order,” says departing CEO Frank Zwerts of POM Limburg.

Global player in logistics

Kuehne+Nagel is no stranger to Flanders. The company has offices in Antwerp, Zaventem and Geel. In 2019, Kuehne+Nagel expanded its site in Geel by 11,000 m². Covering an area of 22,000 m², this is one of the largest sites in the group's network.

The German roots of the logistics giant go as far back as 1890. The listed group, with its headquarters in Switzerland, currently has around 1,300 offices in more than 100 countries around the world and is active in all forms of logistics, including warehousing and freight transport by sea, inland shipping, air, rail and road transport.

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Kuehne + Nagel
Reported by
Newspaper De Standaard
29 January 2020

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