Van Doesburg Int. Transport B.V. in Zaltbommel is experiencing successful times. The medium-sized transport company based in Zaltbommel, which is centrally situated in the Netherlands on the A2 motorway, is literally building on the positive developments that it has continued to shape autonomously in recent years. Success has been achieved by actively investing in the personnel, good relationships with clients and the quality of the services. The company has also invested in innovative logistics techniques, safety, modern transport equipment and, last but not least, the business space. The result is controlled growth.
6,000 m2 new construction
Growth has enabled Van Doesburg to expand its business space. Immediately opposite its present business location, the company has purchased a new plot of land measuring 6,000 m2. Construction work has recently started on the site, which is situated directly on the access road to de Wildeman industrial estate in Zaltbommel. The project includes a new workshop with a total surface area measuring 1,400 m2 and new parking facilities measuring 4,600 m2.
Service and inspection centre with brake test bench
Van Doesburg currently already has its own repair shop, which means most of the maintenance on the extensive fleet can be carried out under own management. Because of this, the company can keep all its transport equipment in optimal condition and respond swiftly in emergency situations. The company’s current growth, the ongoing expansion of the fleet and the increasingly advanced technology on board the vehicles created the need for a new, larger and optimally equipped workshop.
“Because all our vehicles are well-equipped and expertly maintained, our drivers go out on the road safely and we can optimise every aspect of our logistics services,” says Dyjan van Doesburg, one of the sons of Gijs van Doesburg who is responsible for operations in the company. When construction has finished, the new workshop will be an advanced service and APK (periodical technical inspection) centre with, among other things, its own brake and shock absorber performance testing facilities.
Automatic truck wash
A modern truck wash will be built next to the workshop. For the drivers this also has added value and means they can always go out on the road in a clean, representative truck. The recognisable bright blue trucks are, after all, the company’s calling card.
Sustainability is becoming increasingly more important for Van Doesburg. Energy-efficient LED lighting will, for example, be fitted throughout the new building. A PV solar-energy system will also be installed on the roofs. The solar panels will generate approximately 23,500 KWH usable energy per year and supply the company with all the electricity it needs.
Because Van Doesburg also has a large amount of warehousing space at the same location from where it operates its logistics services, site security is extremely important. For this reason, an advanced PowerFence system will be erected around the boundary and coupled to state-of-the-art camera surveillance equipment.
Planning: operational by February 2018
The preparatory groundwork started in the first week of July. As soon as this has been completed, the contractor will commence the foundations and further construction work. “The planning may be ambitious, but it’s certainly feasible. We aim to be operational at the new location early next year!” says a proud Gijs van Doesburg, who as the managing director and majority shareholder was jointly responsible for this positive new development.
Phase 2, expansion of warehousing capacity
When the new repair shop and the parking facilities are put into operation, Phase 2 of the project will start immediately. This phase will involve constructing sufficient additional warehousing capacity to cater for current and future growth.
The progress being made with the construction work can be closely followed on this website and the social media on which Van Doesburg is active.