DSV is weeks away from breaking ground on the 10,000 m² expansion to the global HQ in Hedehusene, Denmark. The work will begin in January 2019 after the completion of a brand-new underground 20,000 m² parking facility constructed during 2018.
And that’s just the beginning of a 5-year expansion plan, which will ultimately result in a +250,000 m² DSV logistics complex in the Roskilde-Hedehusene-Taastrup area – and close to 2,000 DSV employees working in the greater Copenhagen area.
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 m² of prime logistics facilities. The building project will have several phases corresponding to the four projected logistics buildings.
“When we build to accommodate our clients’ growth, we have to think big, and we have to plan for more than the immediate future,” says Brian Winter Almind, Executive Vice President, Group Property and continues: “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”.
The first expansion to the existing global HQ will make room for 400 new employees to match the growth within the Danish operations and global HQ support functions – and the second expansion will ultimately welcome around 800 new employees to the DSV workforce.