Following the opening of a new chemicals and dangerous goods warehouse in Malaysia last year, Leschaco has now signed a lease with industrial land developer DHG (David Hart Group) developing a new ADR warehouse facility in Moerdijk, Netherlands.

Situated in a strategic location between the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp - the two most important seaports in Europe - Moerdijk guarantees optimal accessibility to the European hinterland and ensures that customers' products are transported in an efficient manner in terms of cost, speed, accessibility and frequency. The new facility is scheduled to be ready in the 3rd quarter of this year.

The new chemical logistics center has optimal multimodal transport links: In addition to the proximity to the seaports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, access to the two most important waterways in the Netherlands - the Rhine and the Meuse with daily barge traffic to/from Rotterdam and Antwerp - as well as direct connections to the A16 (Antwerp-Breda-Rotterdam), A59 and A17 (Moerdijk-Roosendaal-Antwerp) are essential prerequisites for smooth transport handling. In addition, two public rail terminals in the vicinity are available for use.

Sitting: Richard Kaat (Managing Director Leschaco Nederland B.V.), David Hart (Owner DHG), Constantin Conrad (Managing Partner Leschaco Group) Standing: Jelle van den Akker (Head of Asset Management DHG), Hans van Driel (Logistics Director DHG), Jeroen Reijngoudt (Sales & Business Development Manager Leschaco Nederland B.V.), Markus Finke (Logistics Engineer Global Contract Logistics Leschaco Group), Sebastian Häbler (Head of Global Contract Logistics Leschaco Group

The warehouse offers space for approximately 45,000 pallets on an area of 29,000 sqm. It is divided into five sections. Four of them are equipped with CO2 extinguishing systems, specifically designed for the storage of chemicals and dangerous goods, while the fifth is for the storage of general cargo and is equipped with ESFR sprinklers.

"This project is an important strategic milestone for our presence in Europe. It is also necessary to meet the increasing demand in the region and to be closer to our customers," says Constantin Conrad, Managing Partner of Leschaco Group.

"The new logistics center offers our global customers in the chemical, healthcare, automotive, industrial materials and consumer goods sectors a wide range of services and, in combination with other Leschaco products, complex logistics solutions at the highest level. In addition to pallet storage, this includes various kinds of value-added services according to our customers’ demands," adds Sebastian Haebler, Head of Global Contract Logistics at Leschaco.

David Hart, Owner DHG, supplements “Leschaco and DHG are both family businesses, our motivation, standards and values are very similar. Partly for this reason, we are honored to add Leschaco to our DHG “family” and to be a part of their expansion within Europe.”

The new building meets all safety and environmental standards. Solar panels on the roof will be able to cover part of the electricity demand. Other sustainable measures, such as the use of electric floor heating instead of gas or oil installations, LED lighting, and the highest construction standards for isolation, also contribute to improving the climate balance, as do the short distances to the port of Moerdijk for transport by barge and rail and e-charging stations for cars.