Slavenburg & Huyser and Verbrugge International join forces
Together with Slavenburg & Huyser, Verbrugge International is starting a 50,000 m2 European distribution center for solar panels in the port of Vlissingen, The Netherlands. With rising energy prices, the demand for solar panels in Europe is booming. Slavenburg & Huyser was already involved in the logistics of solar panels, but due to the rapid growth of volumes there was a need to scale up the supply chain and warehousing capacity.
In today’s challenging logistics environment, it was important to find a strong location for this distribution center. Ample space was needed in close proximity to an inland container hub. Verbrugge just finished the construction of a 7 hectares container yard at the Verbrugge Zeeland Terminal in Vlissingen.
According to Leo Poot, Director of Slavenburg & Huyser, Verbrugge offers the perfect location, “The terminal is connected by container barge to the deepsea terminals in Rotterdam and Antwerp and has the possibility to handle large container volumes. The warehouses are located right next to the container terminal. This helps to ensure a quick turnaround of the containers. The solar panels are available for pickup by truck, only a few days after arrival in Rotterdam or Antwerp.”
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Verbrugge anticipated well on the increasing demand for containers and the congestion of main ports. Dolf van Dijk, Commercial Manager at Verbrugge says, “We invested in a 7 HA container yard in combination with a new Terminal Operating System in order to lift our container business to the next level."
"We are already stuffing, stripping and barging some 100,000 containers per year. However, we see a real need in the market for more capacity. The new infrastructure enables us to offer this capacity. The cooperation with Slavenburg & Huyser fits very well into our strategy. With every container we handle, we make Europe a bit more sustainable!”
See also: Verbrugge Solar roofs completed, 25 million kWh per year of solar power