The people working at our company are sometimes driven mad by the speed at which everything happens here. We never sit still at DL. And should things just happen to calm down a little, you can be sure there’s something new in the pipeline. I’m rather ambivalent about this; it would be nice to take things easy for a while but, on the other hand, our company can't afford to do that. We need to keep moving on. And up.
At the moment, for example, we are completing a major renovation in Bleiswijk, a job costing €1.8 million. We are doubling our capacity at DL Fresh Logistics, which means creating room both literally and metaphorically for new possibilities and activities.
Relocating and rebuilding
In addition, we are leaving the Oudenbosch premises and relocating to Moerdijk. We have less than two months to move 10,000 pallets. Quite a challenge when you realise that the premises in Moerdijk have to be renovated as well. This operation will cost €400,000.
A removal plus renovation leads to a lot of upheaval which, of course, is not the point of the exercise, but rather the result of making logical choices. Before taking these far-reaching decisions, the management team considered all the options and discussed them in detail. Now, if I just pause for a moment and take a detached look at all the things we're doing, my jaw drops open and I think 'Wow! How wonderful to be part of all this'.
Robin van Persie
It was also jaw-dropping to see Robin van Persie make that historic goal in the match against Spain. What a pass (from Blind), what a dive, what a header! WOW!
I've thoroughly enjoyed this World Cup. Good matches, lots of goals. The Dutch team did much better than expected. Louis van Gaal succeeded in creating a closely knit team which was able to rise to the occasion at the right time.
Who's going to win?
I wonder who will win the title, Germany or Argentina? And of course there’s not only the championship in Brazil. I’m also wondering about the winner of our own World Cup Pool in which more than 200 of our clients have been competing for prizes. The final Number 1 will win a trip to a fantastic European city, including tickets to attend a football match. I can imagine the winner wanting to visit the British city of Manchester and see Robin van Persie performing his football tricks for real. In that case, I hope the winner thinks during the match,: 'Wow! How wonderful to see all this happening!’