Collect&Go opens new distribution centre in Londerzeel
Our online shopping service continues to grow and needs more space. That is why Colruyt Group is preparing to move its e-logistic activities in Zaventem to a brand new distribution centre at a strategic location in Londerzeel. This should prepare us even better for the future.
Four times larger
In the autumn of 2021, Collect&Go will open a new e-commerce distribution centre in Londerzeel, near the A12. In the distribution center, groceries are processed and collected for our customers. The new building must replace the current order picking centre in Zaventem. Tom Deprater, Division Manager of Collect&Go: “Today we are struggling with the limits of the Zaventem distribution centre. Because we continue to grow with Collect&Go and we can no longer expand in Zaventem, we started looking for a larger location.”
This new workplace has now been found. WDP (Warehouses De Pauw) will be building a brand new distribution centre in Londerzeel. Colruyt Group will rent the building. The site is close to the exit of the A12, making it easily accessible. The new centre will be no less than four times larger than the current one, with a surface area of 18,000 m². The new site will therefore offer more comfort to our employees and will have everything to help accommodate the further growth of our e-commerce activities.
Logistical growth in Belgium
"Londerzeel is a very interesting location: the space we needed was available. And it is located between Brussels and Antwerp, which will enable us to support these two (growth) regions well. In this way, we will remain in Belgium with our e-commerce activity", says Deprater.
The move to Londerzeel is planned in the autumn of 2021 at the earliest. In the meantime, our activities will continue unaltered in Zaventem. Collect&Go also has a second distribution centre in Erpe-Mere, where capacity can still be expanded. The online shopping service will also keep on focussing on increasing the capacity of order picking in the stores.
Employees will be closely followed up
The 155 employees of the Collect&Go distribution centre in Zaventem have already been informed about the move at the end of 2021, and will be well supported in the run-up to it. Tom Deprater adds: "We want to start up the new distribution centre with all our current employees at Zaventem, and further expand employment at the new location".
With this initiative, we contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.