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WDP Family and Strategy Day: A Celebration of Innovation and Collaboration

written by Norbert Padt
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Sustainable growthFuture logisticsVitally engaged

On June 29, 2023, WDP organized the WDP Family and Strategy Day, a remarkable occasion that symbolized the close relationship between the De Pauw family and WDP’s strategic direction. With its focus on energy, digitalization, and innovation, WDP continues to shape the future of the logistics industry. The Family and Strategy Day served as a reminder of the company’s forward-thinking approach and its ability to adapt to evolving market demands. Throughout the day, we immersed ourselves in WDP’s activities, delving deeper into our growth plan and exploring the latest developments in energy and digitalization.

Throughout our visit, we witnessed firsthand the innovation and cutting-edge technology implemented in WDP’s distribution centers. The commitment to sustainability was evident in the largest single rooftop solar park in Europe of the Exterioo and X2O logistics hub in WDPort of Ghent. Additionally, the advanced automation and robotics at Stow Robotics’ warehouse showcased WDP’s dedication to efficiency and optimization.

The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the visit to Barry Callebaut’s Global Distribution Center, where we marveled at the scale and organization required to handle such a massive quantity of chocolate. It was a testament to WDP’s ability to accommodate unique and specialized logistics needs.

As the day came to a close, we gathered at the Pillows Grand Boutique hotel in Gent to reflect on the inspiring experiences we had throughout the day. Over a delightful dinner, conversations flowed, connections deepened, and the shared vision of WDP’s future became even more vivid.

Strenghtening bonds and embracing the future

The WDP Family and Strategy Day was not only an opportunity to explore WDP’s operations and achievements but also a chance to strengthen the bonds within the WDP community. By uniting the De Pauw family, the Management, and the Board of Directors, this event emphasized the collective effort and shared commitment to driving WDP’s success.

As we bid farewell to a memorable day, we left with a renewed sense of pride and enthusiasm for WDP’s ongoing journey. The event showcased the impressive achievements of WDP and reinforced the confidence we have in the company’s ability to thrive in an ever-changing business landscape.

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