Freight News, Logistics

Crocs Expands its Main European Distribution Center in the Netherlands

[ July 22, 2020   //   ]

US-based shoe manufacturer Crocs is expanding its main European distribution center in the Dutch logistics sector. The globally known company recently broke ground for a 35,000 square meter distribution center at DistriPark Dordrecht, a new logistics business park in the province of South Holland. Expected to open in spring of 2021, the Dordrecht distribution center will increase Crocs’ presence in the Netherlands.
Crocs decided to expand operations in the Netherlands to accommodate its growth plans for selling shoes, sandals, and clogs across EMEA region. The company plans to use the new distribution center at DistriPark to support its physical and online stores, as well as supplying its distributor markets.
“When we took a look around, Dordrecht turned out to be the best location for our company because of the good transport connections,” said Adrian Holloway, Crocs’ Senior Vice President and General Manager of the EMEA Region.
By expanding to the energy-neutral DistriPark, Crocs joins a growing number of international companies that have invested distribution operations in the highly innovative and resilient Dutch logistics sector. The logistics business park’s strategic location between the Port of Rotterdam, Port of Moerdijk and other major seaports promises to attract even more companies. In addition, DistriPark offers access to the Netherlands’ top-notch road transport infrastructure via the A16 motorway.
“Certainly, in today’s economically uncertain times, the speed of this development is a very positive signal. The fact that an appealing international name such as Crocs has opted for Dordrecht and the Drechtsteden region indicates that we have everything we need to meet the needs of logistics companies,” said Maarten Burggraaf, Alderman of Economic Affairs for Dordrecht.