DHL builds largest parcel center in Germany
Next year, DHL will have the largest parcel center in Germany. It’s not building a completely new building to achieve this. Instead, DHL will expand its parcel center in Aschheim by building a new facility adjacent to the existing center. The two buildings will be connected through a tunnel for trucks.
Starting next year, up to 72,000 parcels per hour will be sorted at the new parcel center in Aschheim, a small town in the Munich district in Bavaria, Germany. Deutsche Post DHL is investing a low three-digit million amount of money in the new parcel center.
We create additional sorting capacities in a parcel market that keeps on growing.
“With the new parcel center, 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”, says Tobias Meyer from Deutsche Post DHL Group. “We are not only relying on the most modern sorting technology, but also on a consistently sustainable construction concept.”
500 new jobs created
In addition, the German company will create around 500 new jobs. These jobs will be created gradually when the new parcel center goes into operation in 2022.
The new building is being built on an area of 67,000 square meters. The new parcel center will be able to sort 40,000 parcels per hour, while the existing building can sort 32,000 shipments per hour. The two sites will be connected through a tunnel with a shared entrance and parking area. DHL says such a combination of two parcel centers is unique in Germany.
Such a combination of two parcel centers is unique.