17 September 2015 | News
The new sorting and distribution centre of PostNL Pakketten opened on 16 September 2013. PostNL purchased a 1.7-hectare plot in PolanenPark, upon which it built a 5,000 m2 depot and vehicle park. The parcels depot will provide around 300 jobs in the region.
PostNL chose PolanenPark because of its central location in relation to Amsterdam. Every day, PostNL distributes half a million parcels throughout the Netherlands. Around 60,000 packages will pass through the site in Halfweg/Haarlemmerliede every day.
“Thanks to the nearby motorways and excellent access to Haarlem and Amsterdam, PolanenPark is the obvious choice for PostNL’s new package sorting and distribution centre. It’s great to see SADC breathing new life into a forgotten industrial site which in terms of logistics is ideal.”
Nikaj van Hermon, Director of Property Transactions, PostNL
The building (approximately 5,500 m2) is an important distribution point for packages from the entire country, which are then delivered in the region. Partly due to the strong growth in the e-commerce market, the package volume at PostNL has risen sharply in recent years. In response to this increase in volume and the need to modernise logistics infrastructure, the existing four sorting centres and 37 distribution centres are being replaced by 18 depots with both sorting and distribution services. All the new sites must be in operation by 2015. It means PostNL will have a logistics network with a capacity of 140 million packages. The new sorting and distribution centre in PolanenPark will speed up deliveries of packages in the region.