DHL has opened a new sorting centre at its express air freight hub in Leipzig. The investment of €230m to expand the European hub has boosted the processing capacity of DHL at the site by about 50% to 150,000 shipments per hour. The site consists of a combination of various innovative conveyor technologies, enabling the fully automated handling of packages with a weight of up to 170 kg.
Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, said, “The successful launch of our expanded hub and the new sorting facility is a further step that reinforces the importance of Leipzig as our main European express hub”.
DHL Express has invested a total of €655m in the Leipzig hub, including the costs for the upgrade. The expansion covers a total area of 44,000 sq m, of which 40,000 sq m is dedicated to the warehouse building, and 4,000 sq m to office facilities.
Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group