Major achievement for DB Schenker in refurbishing its warehouses
Being committed to a strategic goal to become a carbon-neutral company by 2040, DB Schenker has succeeded in renovating its warehouses across Europe. The German logistics provider modernised 50 terminals, the latest one was put into operation in the Netherlands. All the refurbished facilities were equipped with numerous solutions to make them as energy-efficient as possible.
On Monday, 4 July, DB Schenker relaunched its logistics terminal in the Dutch city of Tilburg. It is the 50th company’s facility transformed from ordinary to ecological, which functions in an energy-efficient manner. “Eco warehouses are the future of our terminals. The facility in Tilburg is the latest example of how quickly we’re moving toward highly automated, eco-efficient freight hubs. This serves our strategic goal to become CO2-neutral by 2040 and it’s already having a positive effect on our employees, who are now able to work in a future-proof, professional, and safe environment,” said Cyrille Bonjean, head of land transport at DB Schenker Europe.
Improvements in Tilburg
DB Schenker implemented many improvements at the Tilburg warehouse with an area of 59,210 square metres, 90 loading docks and the possibility to handle over 20,000 shipments per week. First, it was transformed from a conventional warehouse to a multifunctional logistics terminal with cross-dock activities for pallet distribution. Second, the facility was equipped with many technical solutions to reduce energy consumption such as installing modern natural lighting systems, and usage of efficient HVAC systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning thermal insulation. Furthermore, to emphasise its commitment to the environment, DB Schenker installed charging stations for electric bikes and vehicles and even five beehives near the warehouse.