DHL Express Germany has opened a new site at Hanover Airport. With an overall floor space of about 30,000 sq m, two formerly separate production sites were consolidated: the service station, from which DHL Express dispatched time definite deliveries for national road and international air networks, and the gateway for day-definite shipments that were transported across the European road network.
“With this new highly modernized site we now have an overall production space of about 6,000 sq m. 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 Albeck, Chairman of the Divisional Board of DHL Express Germany, describing the operational advantages of the €32.5m investment. “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,” Albeck said.
The new building of DHL Express in Hanover is part of an extensive infrastructure development programme in Germany. In addition to this site, multiple production sites in Germany such as Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Freiburg and Mannheim have already been modernized and expanded.