XPO Logistics will open four new distribution centers in the Netherlands next year. This has been announced by the American transport company that has nearly 100,000 employees worldwide.
In an explanation, their spokesperson said that there will be two new distribution centers in the Eindhoven region, one in the Nijmegen region and one in the Amsterdam region. Three new distribution centers will open in the first half of 2021 and one in the second half of the year.
With the construction of the four new centers and the investment of millions, the logistics company is responding to the strong growth of the parcel industry and online orders by consumers.
The construction of new distribution centers and 'smarter' forms of automation are elements of XPO's growth strategy, which has its European headquarters in Lyon, France. XPO expects to process more than 120 million e-commerce products in the Netherlands this year, 25% more than last year.
XPO now has more than five thousand employees and 19 distribution centers in the Netherlands, in Venlo, Tilburg, Oosterhout, Mijdrecht, Eindhoven and Schiphol, among others.
High-tech companies, fashion groups and companies in the food industry and construction sector are important customers of XPO Logistics. The American company grew strongly between 2012 and 2015 through a large number of acquisitions.