60,000 mΒ² of chocolate

Want to know where the latest Belgian logistics hub for the worldwide distribution of Barry Callebaut chocolate is located? It’s coming to Lokeren!

Worldwide chocolate distribution of Barry Callebaut

The new Global Distribution Centre will be the Belgian logistics hub for the worldwide distribution of Barry Callebaut chocolate. To secure the business more firmly in Belgium, WDP opted for the new industrial estate in Lokeren. And the new connection with the E17 motorway and the Port of Antwerp will make the flow of goods even more efficient.

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Process of the works

Groundworks

06/01/2020

Phase 1

Groundworks & foundations

Groundworks

Land elevation with +/- 150,000 mΒ³ of land
First stone laid on 5th February
Start of pile foundations (high-rise building) on 12th February

Start of construction

23/03/2020

Phase 2

Start of low-rise building

Phase 3

Start of high-rise building

Start of technical installation

01/09/2020

Phase 4

Geothermal & automation

Wind & watertight

18/12/2020

Phase 5

Assembly of pallet racks

Handover

31/05/2021

Phase 6

Go-live of high-rise building & handover of full site

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