DSV to build 700,000 sqm logistics centre in Denmark; EU’s largest

DSV has announced to build a future-proof logistics centre on a 700,000 sqm area in Horsens, as its logistics facilities in and around the city of Horsens in Jutland, Denmark, can no longer accommodate its present and expected growth. 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.

"In DSV we focus on growing our business. As part of our growth strategy, we want to consolidate all our activities within Air & Sea, Road and Solutions in one location to ensure that our operations are efficient and that we provide the best possible solutions to our customers. Furthermore, Horsens is a strategic hub for transports between the Nordics and all other European countries. We also want to retain our many talented employees and with this new development we maintain our connection with the city," said Simon H. Galsgaard, managing director for DSV Road A/S in Denmark.

Europe's largest logistics centre

DSV’s logistics centre will be built on the plot next to its 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 sqm office space, the cross-docking terminal will occupy approximately 50,000 sqm and the warehousing facilities will occupy between 200,000 and 269,000 sqm.

"To date, this is DSV's largest construction project and we look forward to the new and huge potential it provides us with. It is part of our strategy to consolidate smaller sites and create larger, modern and future-proof facilities that will benefit both our customers and us. Among other things, the new logistics centre in Horsens will be characterized by a large degree of automated processes which ensure quick and efficient handling of large volumes," says Simon H. Galsgaard.

For the city of Horsens, this is a historically large sale of land for industrial purposes. "As far as I know, this is the largest sale of land for industrial purposes in the history of Horsens and I am very pleased that DSV has chosen to place their new logistics centre in our municipality. 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. For that reason, also, I am very pleased that we have entered this agreement concerning sales of 500,000 sqm land to DSV," said Peter Sørensen, Mayor of Horsens.

"Building a facility of this size will mean a lot of additional jobs available during the construction phase, something which local craftsmen and hauliers will benefit from. According to DSV's estimates it may amount to 250 jobs," Sørensen added.