Gosselin opens state-of-the-art warehouse complex
Published October 31, 2018 in Partners
Our cooperative Tandem partner in Belgium, Gosselin, opened a 12,000-m2 state-of-the-art warehouse complex in Antwerp, in the presence of clients, prominent figures and staff. Just less than a year after starting up its operational warehouse activities, Gosselin made the time to officially open the impressive building on the Merksemsesteenweg.
Marc Smet, CEO of Gosselin Group, explains. “The plans to do something at the old Crown Cork site have been ready for years now. In September 2017, the time had come to fully develop these plans. The result is one we are unusually proud of.”
During the construction, the Brug van den Azijn was also replaced, lending the building even more grandeur. “This was a nice, yet unplanned, confluence of events,” Marc Smet adds. In November 2017, Gosselin Logistics opened the doors to the complex for business, and the warehouses were also made operational.
“The 2,700 m2 of office space was completed in April 2018 and now that the Car Storage facility for classic cars is finished, the building is fully operational. We are pleased that Mayor De Wever can join us at the official opening of this great project.”
The official inaugural ceremony for this project was held with and for clients, and celebrates the opening of the Gosselin site on the Albert Canal in Deurne, a complex with a total surface area of 250,000 m2, 125,000 m2 of which is warehouse space. We made a conscious decision to celebrate this momentous occasion in the presence of our clients. “We are constantly looking for solutions for our clients and space for the handling of goods. It was within this context that we started the procedure for the concession at the Port of Antwerp, marking the first steps in this direction,” Marc Smet concludes. “The concession at the port means an additional 90,000 m2. We also happen to have a burning ambition to make every project a success.”
Gosselin was founded in 1930 and employs 800 co-workers that generate more than 300 million euro in turnover. The headquarters of Gosselin are located at the Albert Canal in Antwerp, Belgium, and its inland terminal connects the ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam with the European hinterland. The company has 56 offices in 34 countries and has a strong presence in Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia and China. The Gosselin Group consists of two divisions: Gosselin Mobility and Gosselin Logistics.
Gosselin Mobility offers international moves and relocation services for multinationals, expats, diplomats, military personnel and private persons.
Gosselin Logistics provides logistics services to businesses. With activities ranging from shipping, forwarding and warehouse storage to customs formalities including specialized services such as lashing and securing and the production of wooden crates, Gosselin Logistics can offer its customers a constant supply chain.