EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Belgium


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
53 - Postal and courier activities
Number Employed: 1800
Group: DPD

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-12-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2021
Planned Job Creation: 400

Additional Information

DPD, an international package and courier service, has announced it will invest further in its Belgian branch (among branches of other companies in this sector). In total €10 million will be invested, leading to 400 new jobs to be created in 2021. The continued and prospected further growth of e-commerce, mainly due to COVID-19, is seen as one of the driving factors behind the company expansion, which already expanded significantly in 2020 by opening up four new depots and hiring 500 employees (see 2020 IBM factsheet).