German discounter Lidl will soon be shipping orders for all its European online shops from its new distribution centre in Roosendaal, near the border between Belgium and the Netherlands.
Lidl had already completed constructing its new distribution centre in Roosendaal in 2019. Plans were to immediately start handling all e-commerce logistics for the European market from this 6-hectare complex, but so far, things have been awfully quiet.
Entrepreneurs in the area opposed the plan to build a new connecting road, citing fears of congestion if Lidl started to use this road intensively for the transport of goods, which was the chain’s intention. However, the Council of State ruled in favour of Lidl, which is now finally allowed to use both the road and the distribution centre.
By this summer, the warehouse will be fully operational, local news medium BN De Stem reports. All orders placed in Lidl’s online shops will be shipped from the distribution centre. Initially, 600 employees will work there, but many more are expected to follow. Eventually, the warehouse could accommodate around 1,200 employees.