The future of transport and logistics

The future of transport and logistics

At VPD, we are aware of the shifts and challenges in the logistics sector, especially now that it is facing an important transition.

Demand for transportation of goods continues to rise, especially given the large increase in e-commerce volumes during the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, the sector is subject to increasingly strict environmental requirements. Sustainable mobility is one of the main challenges for cities, with road transport being the biggest cause of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas.

As an innovator in our field, we attach great importance to sustainability, and we strive to adopt an environmentally conscious corporate vision. As a logistics partner, we like to think along with you, in order to develop innovative solutions which meet the expectations of end customers and are also ecologically responsible. We strive for a greener and healthier society for everyone.

Growing network of hubs

Groeiend netwerk van hubs

A major challenge in last mile delivery is the fragmentation of the many final destinations. This is the reason we are fully committed to building a growing network of strategically located hubs. This is the most sustainable solution, and a catalyst for maximum use of electric vehicles in the last mile. Sustainable city logistics will become increasingly important, which is why we will continue to invest in it.

These logistics hubs are located on the outskirts or in the heart of the city. They are real switching points that enable us to deliver goods without any access restrictions, thanks to our dedicated zero-emission fleet.

Discover our network of strategically located hubs:

  • Zellik
  • Zonhoven
  • Liège
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Ghent
  • Antwerp – 2.000 m²
  • Ostend

Zero-emission deliveries

Zero-emission deliveries

VPD is fully switching to zero-emission deliveries. We are reaching this goal by electrifying our fleet. Our very first Electric Jumpy's are already driving around in cities, and our electric fleet will be expanded to 30 electric vehicles by the end of 2022.

Sustainability

Customized IT systems

Customized IT systems

We are opting for a customized IT package, because it gives us the necessary flexibility to define the service package exactly how you want it, without any IT limitations.

 

Live track & trace and feedback

Live track & trace and feedback

Both you as our client and the end customer can continuously trace the status of an order and its location, with the necessary extra information from our back office. You can see step by step which actions we have taken to deliver the order, and you will be immediately informed when an end customer contacts you.

Digital signature and photo as proof of delivery? Our standard.

 

Reverse logistics

Reverse logistics

This step causes many logistics partners to stumble. Either it is not offered or it is poorly implemented. At VPD, we fully understand that a flexible exchange and return policy is a powerful commercial asset. This is why we have integrated the return flow into our core business. We can exchange products, or just pick something up, label the returned items in our hub, and return everything to you.

 

VPD Academy

VPD Academy

At VPD, we want to be a progressive employer. We give our employees the opportunity to develop, and continue to grow in their field. We invest as much as possible in training. This is why we have set up our own VPD Academy, where some of our experienced employees provide training to their colleagues. During training at the Academy, themes such as safety, order, cleanliness, and commercial aspects are discussed.

We share knowledge and new insights using internally developed training videos, role plays, situations, etc. On a regular basis, our employees are given a refresher course, or new operational training that they can apply immediately.

This enables us to always strive for optimal performance in our daily tasks, and to provide our customers with excellent service.

 

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