NIKE expands logistics campus in belgium as part of a more sustainable supply chain
all images courtesy of NIKE




approximately 50 kilometers outside of antwerp, belgium, amongs green fields and alongside the albert canal, NIKE’s newly expanded european logistics campus sources energy from its surrounding landscape. five locally generated renewable energy sources, including six 150 meter high wind turbines (enough to power 5,000 households) and solar panels with a surface area equivalent to three soccer fields power the building to accelerate the company’s drive toward the supply chain of the future. 

the front façade with added greenery 




the facility is fed by an infrastructure of canals, railways and highways. 99% of inbound contrainers reach the campus by water, not road, saving 14,000 truck journeys a year. inside, natural light is provided by countless windows, a unique daylight capture system and smart, automated LED lighting to help reduce electricity costs, reduce environmental impact and provide a more productive workplace. 

the curved shaped panels 



additionally, more than 95% of waste generated on-site is recycled and transportation routes to and from the campus have been optimized to reduce CO2 emissions by 30%. this latest investment in a state-of-the-art centralized distribution network in the center of europe, allows NIKE to serve a vast network of retailers and consumers not just on the continent, but across the world. 


‘our growth ambitions and meeting the rising expectations of our consumers are only possible with a smarter, faster and more sustainable supply chain,’ explains eric sprunk, chief operating officer at NIKE. ‘that’s why this new facility is critical to enabling us to process orders with incredible agility, flexibility and speed — from a single product order to ten thousand.’

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