BONN: June 03, 2016. DHL Express Germany has spent €32.5 million consolidated two existing sites into a new 30,000 sq.mt. facility at Hanover Airport.
The company has combined a service station for national road and international air networks, and the gateway for day-definite shipments across its European road network.
“With this new highly modernized site we now have an overall production space of about 6,000 square meters. This represents a doubling of the space previously available. Apart from that we have integrated a fully automated sort that is able to process 6,000 parcels per hour,” said Wolfgang P. Albeck, chairman of the Divisional Board of DHL Express Germany.
“This allows us to harmonize production processes for the different service offerings in a way that all three shipment flows can be processed simultaneously by the same system.”
Additionally, transit traffic between the two sites is eliminated, which is beneficial for the environment as well says the company.
“On the whole, we achieve more efficient processing and can deliver a higher service quality for our clients in the region,” added Albeck.
The logistics center has four so-called ‘fingers’ with direct loading and unloading capabilities for delivery trucks. Express shipments are transported directly to the relevant gate via the sort, so that drivers can load the vehicle with less physical effort.
Additionally, the site corresponds to the security requirements of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) and has obtained the globally recognized TAPA class A-certification.
The new building of DHL Express in Hanover is part of an extensive infrastructure development program in Germany. In addition to this site, multiple production sites in Germany such as Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Freiburg and Mannheim have already been fundamentally modernized and expanded says the company.