GLS has begun the first phase of construction of a new transshipment hall in Essen, Germany. It will be approximately 8,500 sq m and will be able to handle up to 60,000 parcels a day with potential expansion plans enabling it to handle up to 200,000 in the future.
With a focus on sustainability and conservation the new building will have LED lamps, a rainwater harvesting system, electric charging system and plans to install solar power system on the roof. For commercial activities, a two-story office building with a total of 850 sq m is being built with social areas or drivers included. GLS is investing a total of around €16m and hopes to create about 165 jobs in Essen.
The depot is being built on an area of around 53,000 sq m in the city of Essen-Bergeborbeck in the industrial and commercial area Econova. The location is well connected via the A42 and A40 to the GLS network and the delivery area from Gladbeck to Mühlheim-Ruhr and from Duisburg to Bochum can be easily reached.