Dairy firm FrieslandCampina has commenced work on a new 31,000 square metre distribution centre in the industrial zone Meppel Noord II in The Netherlands.
The new facility will be used for storage and transfer of FrieslandCampina dairy products intended for export markets, and will have capacity for around 45,000 pallets. It will create around 35 jobs.
The facility is also designed to be as environmentally-friendly as possible, and will be certified by the building energy management scheme BREEAM as ‘very good’, which means that the construction works are performed and in a sustainable way using sustainable materials.
In addition, the location of the facility means that FrieslandCampina will make a 'substantial reduction' of 1.5 million transport kilometres, which equates to a reduction in CO2 emissions of 648,000 kilograms.
'FrieslandCampina will store and transfer dairy products coming from its production locations in Beilen and Meppel in this distribution centre,' the group said in a statement.
'These activities are presently spread over four warehouses in Hoogeveen, Heerenveen, Meppel and Veendam (all in the Netherlands). The decision for building a new distribution centre in Meppel was taken after a period of close consultation between FrieslandCampina, the Municipality of Meppel and District54 Vastgoed. FrieslandCampina will hire the new building after completion of the construction works.'
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