The logistics real estate investor WDP invests in the coming years to €500 million in new projects in the Netherlands. That says CEO Joost Uwents in conversation with The Telegraph on the occasion of the publication of the annual figures.
The Netherlands remains the largest country in our portfolio, but in other countries, we will in the coming years it will grow faster. The years of exponential growth in the Netherlands and beyond. We will be aiming to develop.
The Belgian WDP has a listing at Amsterdam stock exchange and the is the owner of the building of the Wehkamp in Zwolle and The Greenery in Barendrecht. In Breda, Netherlands, it has built a major distribution centre for supermarket chain Lidl.
A saturation in the market, Uwents, however, is far from being achieved.
“We note that the number of available workers in the Netherlands really begins to dry. Therefore, more robots used in the Dutch distribution centers. That makes the development more expensive and slower. The Netherlands in Europe, a fantastic land for the logistics, with excellent infrastructure on land, through water and air.”
Friday it was announced that the Belgian group until 2023 €1.5 billion to invest. The total portfolio to more than €5 billion. Last year, WDP, many in Romania, in addition to home country of Belgium. The profit from normal operations amounted to 2018 €134 million, an increase of 10.7% compared to the year before.
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