VELF 1, Nettetal

Last mile
22,000 sq m

Flexible logistics in strategic locations

Part of the established Herrenpfad Süd industrial area, close to the Dutch border and Venlo, this new warehousing space was developed speculatively by Verdion and leased prior to completion to Advanced Supply Chain (ASC), which delivers supply chain services for leading retailers and consumer brands.

The facility is the UK-based e-commerce supply chain specialist’s first in Germany, representing a €69 million investment including plans to employ around 400 people in its first three years.

Sustainability meets energy efficiency

The new facility comprises 18,573 sq m for e-commerce logistics and a 2,032 sq m mezzanine, as well as 951 sq m of office and communal spaces. Verdion targeted DGNB Gold for the project, which includes heat pumps as well as a building structure ready for the installation of rooftop PV panels.

Excellent connections with Germany and beyond

Less than a kilometre from the A61, the site connects the Netherlands and Belgium with southwest Germany. It offers outstanding transport connections for local, national and international journeys, especially goods coming in via the Benelux harbours to be distributed further south. It’s also within striking distance of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area which, with around 10 m inhabitants, is the largest urban area in Germany, as well as the home of Europe’s largest inland harbour. And with Nettetal-Kaldenkirchen railway station and two bus stations within walking distance of the industrial estate, the site offers a gateway to the rest of Germany and the Netherlands.

“This new, well-located and well-designed operating facility on a brownfield site provides retailers with the ability to process European customer returns much closer to the point of sale. This can help to reduce supply chain mileage, cut carbon emissions, and generate new financial savings that benefit the overall feasibility of customer returns and avoid margin dilution.”

Ben Balfour, COO, ASC