PostNL breaks ground on Dordrecht sorting center

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Left: Coen Schut, director strategy parcels at PostNL

Dutch postal service PostNL has kicked off the construction of a new parcel sorting center at a business park in Dordrecht near Rotterdam.

The new facility will join PostNL’s network of 22 parcel sorting centers in the Netherlands and six locations in Belgium. PostNL will open three new parcel sorting centers in the Netherlands in 2019, including the location in Dordrecht.

Coen Schut, director strategy parcels at PostNL, said, “Consumers have totally embraced the ease of online shopping. Many online stores choose PostNL to sort and deliver their parcels, of which we’re very proud.

“In the coming year, PostNL will open three new parcel sorting centers in the Netherlands, to optimally arrange the delivery process in the growing market for parcel deliveries, including this sustainable building in Dordrecht.”

For the new building to receive Outstanding BREEAM certification, PostNL will invest in sustainable materials, solar panels and a heat recovery system. It will also offer employment for around 400 people, with completion scheduled for August 2019.

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