Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Lummen, Sint-Niklaas, Zellik and Puurs
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53 - Postal and courier activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
24 July 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


DPD, the Belgian branch of the multinational DPD group that specialises in parcel delivery services, has announced an investment of €60 million for the launch of four new facilities across the country by the end of 2020, creating 500 new jobs.  Some 300 of the new roles are for drivers, while another 200 workers will be employed in operational jobs. The new depots are located in Lummen, Sint-Niklaas, Puurs and Zellik, which should be operational in October 2020.

The current COVID-19 crisis was an important factor in the decision to expand the business, as many traditional shops were forced to remain closed at the peak of the crisis and online purchases increased significantly. The company management estimates that the company growth in the past months will not diminish in the future.



Eurofound (2020), DPD Belgium, Business expansion in Belgium, factsheet number 101283, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101283.