DHL expands Madrid Airport footprint

DHL Express has announced the opening of its new €93 million hub at Madrid’s Barajas Suarez Airport. 200 new jobs have been created as the new hub cements Madrid as being a hub for international deliveries between Europe and Latin America.

The new site quadruples DHL Express’s capacity in the Spanish capital. The 14,500 square meeting can sort up to 24,500 packages an hour, as well as housing office space.

John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express said:  “With this latest investment in our infrastructure, we are further expanding the capabilities of our European and global network, enabling continued growth supported by a platform of quality. Customers from our traditional sectors as well as e-commerce customers in both private b2c as well as businesses who are driving their own b2b growth agendas through e-commerce will benefit from the investment. With this new hub in Madrid, we are connecting sellers and consumers around the world with even greater speed and efficiency.”

The new hub has a total of 176 loading docks enabling 160 road movements each day, as well as 10 daily flights operated by DHL’s own aircraft, and 30 daily commercial flights servicing 20 international destinations, mostly in Latin America.

“We are investing in infrastructures to increase efficiency and to improve our delivery capability. This will allow us to provide an even better service to our customers,” adds Miguel Borrás, Managing Director, DHL Express Spain and Portugal. “This new hub is a critical nexus between Europe and the LatAm countries. Thanks to this, we could connect businesses from all industries and private consumers alike, and enable them to leverage from the increasingly growing e-commerce worldwide”.

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