Denmark-based home retailer chooses central Dutch location to serve European customers

The Denmark-based international home retailer, JYSK, is going to build a logistics distribution center in the Netherlands. The development will take place on 25 hectares on the Flevokust Haven industrial park in the city of Lelystad. The municipality of Lelystad and JYSK signed an agreement on 4 June. The arrival of JYSK is expected create more than 350 jobs, the company reports.

Lelystad Alderman Adam Elzakalai: “We warmly welcome JYSK! JYSK is a great asset to Lelystad. Flevokust Haven is a port-related logistics hub in the center of the Netherlands and a perfect location for a company with a pioneering spirit like JYSK.’

This development is a collaboration of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), Province of Flevoland, Horizon Flevoland  and the municipality of Lelystad.

Gateway to Europe
JYSK is an international home retailer and a major player worldwide with stores in more than 50 countries. The distribution center in Lelystad will be JYSK´s 10th distribution center worldwide. JYSK has chosen Lelystad because of its central location, spacious plot and direct proximity to CTU’s container terminal at Flevokust Haven. JYSK is expected to receive around 8,000 40ft containers annually through the port. From its home base in Lelystad, it will serve a number of European markets  including the Netherlands.

According to JYSK, the Dutch location will enable it to offer faster and better delivery service and is moreover good for the environment, as approximately 6 million trucking kilometers a year will be saved.

Allan Kjærgaard, EVP of JYSK explains: “We find that Lelystad is the optimal location for our new distribution center. The combination of an optimally placed and shaped plot, good proximity to the harbor and great infrastructure, is exactly what we have been looking for. Furthermore, we are very confident that qualified employees can be recruited within the local area and are looking forward to developing the site together with the municipality of Lelystad. We believe that the cooperation will greatly benefit both JYSK and the local area.”

Construction begins 1st quarter 2022
JYSK expects to start construction at the end of the first quarter in 2022 and wants to take the distribution center into use no later than mid-2024.

Source: JYSK press release