Danish freight forwarder DSV has announced big expansion plans at its global headquarters in Hedehusene, Denmark which will provide more than 250,000 square metres of logistics space for its customers by 2024.
The forwarder said it is weeks away from breaking ground on the 10,000 square metre expansion. The work will begin in January 2019 after the completion of a brand-new underground 20,000 square metre parking facility constructed during 2018.
And that’s just the beginning of a five-year expansion plan, which will result in a 250,000 square metre DSV logistics complex in the Roskilde-Hedehusene-Taastrup area – and close to 2,000 DSV employees working in the greater Copenhagen area.
DSV has acquired an additional 280,000 square metres of land right next to the HQ facility.
Next to the DSV HQ is a defunct gravel pit. By the second half of 2019, DSV will begin levelling out the pit to construct an additional 150,000 square metres of facilities. The building project will have several phases corresponding to the four projected logistics buildings.
DSV executive vice president of group property, Brian Winter Almind said: “When we build to accommodate our clients’ growth, we have to think big, and we have to plan for more than the immediate future.”
He added: “So, when the opportunity to buy more land right next to our existing HQ presented itself, we jumped at it. We’re very excited at the prospect of creating a giant logistics complex centred round the HQ location. It’ll be DSV’s largest logistics complex anywhere in the world.”
During the course of a five-year period, 150,000 square metres will be added in four stages next to the current HQ location adding 1,200 employees to the HQ complex workforce.
The first expansion to the existing global HQ will make room for 400 new employees to match the growth within DSV’s Danish operations and global HQ support functions – and the second expansion will ultimately welcome around 800 new employees to the DSV workforce.
Over a five-year period, DSV will be investing DKK 1 billion ($152 million) in the two expansion projects.