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Deli Home works towards sustainability objectives with use of crossdocking

As a company with large scale transport activities we are well aware of our impact on the environment. Because of this, we consistently monitor our load factor with the help of our transporters so that we can plan our routes in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, we have recently expanded our crossdocking activities. Part of the transport activities of our Zevenaar and Dedemsvaart branches will be combined, resulting in less CO2-emmissions and fewer traffic jams.

Our Zevenaar and Dedemsvaart branches supply similar products to building materials wholesalers, meaning there is great opportunity for synergistic benefits. Our branches cooperate by combining cargo for overlapping clients. This way we continue to work towards our objective to reduce our CO2-emmission by 15% versus our 2018 emission. By combining cargo we reduce our CO2-emission by approximately 170.000 kg.

The orders from our Zevenaar and Dedemsvaart branches are packed and planned for transport. The routes from Dedemsvaart that qualify for combination with routes from Zevenaar are picked, packed and provided with specific labels. Every day, crossdock products from Dedemsvaart are transported to Zevenaar where these deliveries will be stored in designated areas until they are ready for transport. After loading the orders from Dedemsvaart and Zevenaar for the common route schedule the orders are delivered to the clients.

The first products using this new crossdocking method have been delivered to our clients. In order to reach our sustainability objectives we continue explore opportunities to further develop the cooperation between our branches.

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