Milking it: VolkerWessels to build and run new distribution centre for Danone

Dutch group VolkerWessels has signed a deal with French yoghurt and baby milk maker Danone to build and operate a new 56,000-sq-m global distribution centre in Cuijk municipality, the Netherlands.

It will be in the Laarakker business park next to Danone’s new factory near the village of Haps.

The Laarakker park is situated in AgriFood Capital, a food-based business and research hub in the northeast Brabant region.

VolkerWessels company Systabo will start construction this month, and the distribution centre is due to start operating in the fourth quarter of 2021, employing 100 people.

Danone wants the facility to have a BREEAM "Very Good" sustainability rating.

VolkerWessels Logistics Development (VWLD) will operate the centre.

"The constructive co-operation between the teams of Danone, Business Parc ‘Laarakker’ and ourselves led to this deal regarding this perfectly located distribution centre in Cuijk," said Erjan Sprakel, director of VWLD.

In this deal, VWLD was advised by Sight Law and Danone was advised by StraatmanKoster advocaten and Cushman & Wakefield.

Image: Artist’s render of Danone’s new distribution centre in Cujik, the Netherlands (Courtesy of VolkerWessels)

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