DSV has opened a new ‘giant’ facility near Copenhagen which some would describe as one of the most ambitious warehousing and logistics projects seen on Danish soil.
The 95,000-sqm facility, which shares warehouse space and office premises, is located in Hedehusene along with the company’s headquarters and other buildings in the area.
Inside the 95,000-sqm warehouse, the forwarder has installed its largest automated storage and picking solution (AutoStore), which uses robotics to effectively collect goods in a 3D grid structure and then move them to the manually operated packing station.
DSV said this solution will be available to multiple users at the same time, making it well suited for both large and small e-commerce companies that need to adjust stocks depending on demand and seasonal peaks.
In other parts of the building, GMP- and GDP-certified cooling and freezing facilities have also been constructed for healthcare companies with very stringent storage requirements, particularly those that require storage temperatures of as low as -80C.
DSV says a fourth warehouse of around 38,000 square metres is expected to be ready for use by the end of 2022. Upon completion, the company will operate one of the largest logistics centres in the Nordic Region, boasting an area of 231,500 square metres by year’s end.
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“In the planning of the building, it has been important for us to create versatile facilities that can meet many different customer needs. This means that, regardless of whether the customer is a healthcare company that needs to store its products at extremely low temperatures or a fast-growing e-commerce business with a need for automated solutions, we can meet those needs,” says Marcel Blomjous, Managing Director of DSV Solutions Denmark.
To minimise the carbon emissions from the operations, the company is testing a setup with solar cells on parts of the roof, combined with an innovative battery solution that can reduce carbon emissions by up to 42 percent relative to a traditional scenario.
DSV noted that the new building has already received DGNB Silver precertification which reflects the sustainability of a major infrastructure project.