8.2 million euros in all is to be invested in the new site at Nivelles, which will accommodate around 265 staff and delivery drivers, and will be up-and-running by year’s end.
The site, which has a 5,000 m2 parcel handling hall with 103 gates, will be able to sort and despatch up to 35,000 packages and 2,400 pallets a day, while the 4,000 m² cargo terminal will have 57 gates.
Close to autoroute A7, the new site is equidistant from the Brussels and Charleroi sites. ’The number of consignments is rising’, explains Eberhard Fritze, Europe West Managing Director. ‘Reorganisation of our trip rosters will allow the Nivelles site to take charge of part of the operations of both sites’, whilst also reducing the various distribution trips.
As part of its Think Green sustainable development initiative, GLS is fitting all new buildings with ecological equipment. Provision of a heat pump, rainwater recovery plant and solar panels is planned for the Nivelles and Habay sites, which are now under construction.
Nivelles will be the third ecological GLS site in Belgium, and the thirteenth in Europe.
From a Vif article– 22/08/2013