DSV builds Europe’s largest logistics centre in Denmark

Strategy to consolidate smaller sites and create larger, modern and future-proof facilities

DSV plans to invest approximately DKK2.0 billion in a new logistics centre, Europe’s largest with just one leaseholder. The logistics facilities in and around the city of Horsens in Jutland, Denmark, can no longer accommodate DSV’s present and expected growth.

Horsens is a strategic hub for transports between the Nordics and all other European countries.

Simultaneously, DSV wants to consolidate its warehouse and cross-docking terminals in the Horsens area to ensure increased efficiency and productivity combined with a greener profile and less CO2 emissions. Therefore, DSV will build a future-proof logistics centre on a 700,000 m2 area in Horsens.

The new logistics centre will be built on the plot next to DSV’s present facilities in Horsens. Not only will it be Denmark’s but also Europe’s largest logistics centre with only one leaseholder. The office will comprise 18,000 m2 office space, the cross-docking terminal will occupy approximately 50,000 m2 and the warehousing facilities will occupy between 200,000 and 269,000 m2.

To date, this is DSV’s largest construction project. It is part of the Company’s strategy to consolidate smaller sites and create larger, modern and future-proof facilities that will benefit both customers and DSV. Among other things, the new logistics centre in Horsens will be characterised by a large degree of automated processes which ensure quick and efficient handling of large volumes.

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Today, DSV employs around 750 people in Horsens; with the expansion the number is expected to increase to more than 1,000 – and probably even more. In addition to administrative positions, DSV offers employment within transport and warehousing.

DSV expect to break ground in August 2021 and to begin occupying the facilities end of 2022 or beginning of 2023 when the cross-docking terminal, the office building and part of the warehouse facilities have been finalised. Construction work will continue for another three or three and a half years and the new logistics centre in Horsens is expected to be fully completed during 2026.

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