Together with local organisations, PostNL celebrated the start of the building of a new parcel sorting centre in Tilburg on 8 April 2019. Alderman Berend de Vries and Iris van Wees, operations manager of PostNL Pakketten, together symbolically laid the foundation stone for the sustainable new premises. The new location in Tilburg helps to increase the capacity for sorting and distributing parcels.
Iris van Wees, operations manager of PostNL Pakketten: ‘The convenience of online shopping has been completely embraced by the consumer. Many webshops have chosen PostNL for sorting and delivering their parcels and we are very proud of this. This year PostNL will open three new parcel sorting centres in the Netherlands to optimally organise the growing parcel market, including these sustainable premises in Tilburg.’
Berend de Vries, alderman for Economic Affairs in Tilburg: ‘Tilburg and Waalwijk are leader in logistics and in particular in online shopping. It is therefore good that an important player on this market will also build a sorting centre in our city. Besides extra employment, it will also be a fine addition to our logistical ecosystem.’
PostNL intends to obtain the BREEAM certificate 'Outstanding' for this parcel sorting centre. For this purpose PostNL is investing in the most sustainable materials, the installation of solar panels and waste heat recovery systems. In addition, the premises will be free of gas. This makes these premises one of the most sustainable premises.
This new PostNL location in Tilburg will be part of a network which currently consists of in total 22 parcel sorting centres in the Netherlands and six locations in Belgium. From these locations the parcel deliverers will deliver parcels seven days a week everywhere in the Netherlands and Belgium. PostNL will open three new parcel sorting centres in the Netherlands in 2019, including this location in Tilburg.
This parcel sorting centre is good for the region: it offers employment for about 400 persons. The parcel sorting centre will become operational this autumn and parcels from there will be delivered in and around Tilburg, for example in Waalwijk, Boxtel, Rijen, Hilvarenbeek and Reusel.