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[post_date] => 2019-05-10 15:22:11
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[post_content] => Broekman Logistics and Heylen Warehouses opened their latest venture in Venlo, Netherlands at the beginning of May. Boasting state-of-the-art technologies to comply with – and surpass – the most stringent of regulations, the 65,000-m2
facility will be used by Broekman for the storage, logistics and assembly activities of various products, including hazardous goods.
It In addition to 53,000 m2
of warehousing space, there is 10,000 m2
of mezzanine floors and 2,500 m2
of office space, providing plenty of space for the 300 jobs predicted to be created.
Management from both Broekman and Heylen attended the opening ceremony, alongside local representatives and aldermen, providing speeches to a crowd of 200 and a festive opening ceremony.
“We are proud to now also be located in Venlo and to contribute to the strengthening of logistics in Limburg,” says Willem Jan van Amersfoort, managing director warehousing and distribution at Broekman Logistics. “This triple-AAA high profile location is ideally situated – the barge terminal and rail terminal are around the corner of our site, [as are] the A67 and A73. The extension of warehousing capacity in Venlo is part of Broekman Logistics’ growth strategy.”
Located close to the Dutch border on the site of a former DSM Pharma project, the warehouse at Venlo is perfectly located for Broekman to enhance its logistics services across Germany and the Benelux and provide combined storage solutions.
“This warehouse is used to store different material than in a regular warehouse”, says Ralph Caspanni, CEO of Heylen Warehouses. “This building is suitable for storing and handling a large quantity and variety of dangerous and non-dangerous goods.”
Furthermore, two extinguishing systems are available – gas or water – to cover a range of potentially hazardous emergencies. The warehouse is highly compartmentalised, meaning goods in other compartments remain unaffected should something happen.
FOUR C’S ON TRACK
During the construction phase, Heylen applied its expertise to develop an environmentally secured warehouse, further ensuring safe operations for the storage of a host of different materials, as Caspanni explains: “The ultramodern warehouse is designed to be 30-cm liquid-tight and has special industrial doors with a liquid barrier to prevent all forms of leaks into the environment. These measures are needed to ensure the safety of people, goods and the environment.”
Aside from enabling Broekman’s to keep moving forward in offering clients combined storage solutions, the Venlo warehouse is also a physical representation of Broekman’s BLUE4C concept. BLUE stands for ‘Broekman Logistics Unlocking Europe’, and the 4C for ‘Coordinates, Combination, Customised and Compliant’. The concept addresses four recent industry trends: shifting modalities, rising product-market combinations that require different warehouses, changing safety standards, and the globalisation of production and logistics.
During a tour through the warehouse during the opening ceremony, all attendees had the opportunity to experience the possibilities regarding the storage of hazardous and non-hazardous goods themselves, seeing first-hand how the property meets the strictest safety and environmental standards as well as the BLUE4C project.
Broekman now has 43 offices, terminals and warehouses across the Netherlands, China, India, Singapore, Belgium, Poland and the Czech Republic. Broekman specialises in providing a suite of supply chain services such as forwarding, shipping, and distribution via its specialised breakbulk terminals and combined hazardous and non-hazardous class warehouse locations.
[post_title] => Broekman: Future storage
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