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Netherlands: Lidl builds mega distribution centre near Rotterdam

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Discount Retail Chain Lidl Netherlands (owned by the German Schwarz Group) has grand construction plans at Logistics Park Moerdijk. The retailer wants to build a warehouse of 200,000 square meters on the business park.

Lidl, which opened a new warehouse in Almere last year, now has its sights set on a large distribution centre at Logistiek Park Moerdijk.

Construction stop At Logistics Park Moerdijk, whose construction is currently halted due to nitrogen problems, the supermarket chain wants to build a distribution center of 200,000 square meters. The mega dc will be on a plot of 35 hectares. DSV This makes Lidl the second company known to establish itself on its part of the new Logistics Park Moerdijk (LPM). DSV, which experiences the building material first-hand, is the first to settle there with an XL DC.

European distribution Lidl Lidl already has several logistics centres on the port and industrial estate and is expanding its distribution capacity to supply a large part of its European branches via the multimodal network of Port of Moerdijk. Pieter de Jonge, Head of Logistics Real Estate Lidl: "The new distribution centre of more than 200,000 m2 enables us to import goods from Moerdijk and to supply a large part of our branches in Europe via our regional distribution centres."

2025 The acquired land still needs to be prepared for construction, the expectation is that construction can start in 2025. The business park is about 200 hectares in size, of which 142 hectares can be spent for business establishment.

With the arrival of Lidl, 71 hectares have been filled in, with which all land has been spent for Moerdijk Port Authority. On the other 71 hectares, VGP is developing the VGP Park Moerdijk, which is available for rent.

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