DHL is expanding the Aschheim parcel centre, it will be built adjacent to the existing DHL parcel centre. The two locations will be connected via a tunnel for trucks, creating the largest parcel location in Germany. It is due to be completed in 2022, from when up to 72,000 parcels per hour will be sorted there. Deutsche Post DHL is investing a total of a “low three-digit million amount” in the new parcel centre.
The new facility is being built on an area of 67,000 sq m and the sorting capacity of the new parcel centre will be 40,000 parcels per hour. The connection to the existing parcel centre, in which up to 32,000 shipments per hour can be sorted, is made through a tunnel under Klausnerstrasse with a shared entrance and parking area. The largest DHL parcel centres are currently in Obertshausen near Frankfurt and in Bochum where a maximum of 50,000 shipments per hour are sorted. Another parcel centre of the same size is currently being built in Ludwigsfelde near Berlin. Deutsche Post DHL Group currently operates 36 parcel centres in Germany.
“With the new parcel centre, we are creating urgently needed additional sorting capacities for the supply of people in the greater Munich area and in large parts of Upper Bavaria in a parcel market that continues to grow strongly. We are not only relying on the most modern sorting technology, but also on a consistently sustainable construction concept,” explained Tobias Meyer, a Board Member for Post & Parcel Germany at DHL.
In line with the sustainability strategy of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, the parcel centre is designed in accordance with the latest structural standards and in a particularly sustainable manner. A photovoltaic system on the roof helps the parcel centre to be partially self-sufficient with green electricity. The parcel centre is to be supplied with heat via climate-friendly district heating.
Source: DPDHL Group
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