Over 100 postwomen and men serving Schaerbeek have relocated to bpost’s new distribution centre in Evere. The postwomen and men serving Woluwe-Saint-Lambert and Woluwe-Saint-Pierre will join them in May. The relocation brings an end to almost 20 years of bpost history in Schaerbeek. According to bpost, the Schaerbeek site is no longer able to meet the needs of a modern postal company.
bpost is adapting to the market realities. More space is required to handle constant year-on-year parcel growth. With this in mind, the Evere distribution centre offers over 1000 m² of floorspace than its previous location in Schaerbeek. The postwomen and men will start and end 112 mail rounds at the new site, serving the residents of the municipalities of Schaerbeek, Etterbeek, Haren and Evere.
According to bpost, the new 5396 sq m facility is a fully fledged distribution centre with state-of-the-art workstations harnessing cutting-edge technology. It also includes a spacious covered area where employees can load and unload their vehicles while sheltered from the weather.
Sustainability was prioritised in the development phase. The facility is equipped with sustainable LED lighting and a rainwater harvesting system.
Employees currently working out of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert and Woluwe-Saint-Pierre will move to the new Evere distribution centre in February and April respectively.
All told, more than 200 employees will relocate to the new site.