7 November 2021 | News
Intralox L.L.C. Europe has begun construction of its new facility at Schiphol Trade Park. The transport company, currently based in Amsterdam, will establish offices and carry out production and logistics activities on the four-hectare site. Intralox has opted for a customised building at the new location to accommodate the major growth the company is experiencing and to further improve its operating processes.
Intralox is a leading global provider of transportation solutions for the most critical products. The company supplies a wide range of industries, from food processing to postal and parcel distribution.
Construction is underway at Schiphol Trade Park on a production hall with a shipping area, a warehouse based on a narrow-aisle storage system and, at the front of the building, a head office space over two levels. The new building will have a floor space of approximately 25,000 square metres (excluding the facilities building).
Going a step further
The new head office not only meets the high sustainability requirements of Schiphol Trade Park, but also has a high level of nature inclusivity. Rob Wijnen, Sales Manager of SADC, says, “The remarkable thing is that Intralox, even after obtaining an environmental permit, went back to the drawing board to further enhance the nature inclusivity. That shows vision. As a result, the building has become much greener and has improved significantly both visually and in terms of the experience of the working environment.”
The improvement includes additional planting, as well as an increased use of wood as a material, and a more spacious, greener, park-like layout. There are several gardens where employees can relax, and there are ponds, including a frog pond. The outbuildings are no longer made of metal but of wood, which enhances the appearance of the site. In addition, more sustainable materials have been chosen.
Intralox has offices in New Orleans, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Baltimore and Grand Rapids. The company also has assembly centres in Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, the Netherlands and England.