DHL opens Bochum mega parcel centre

Deutsche Post DHL has opened a new parcel sorting centre in Bochum, Germany. At full capacity it will be able to handle up to 50,000 parcels per hour.

The DHL parcel sorting centre in Bochum is the biggest DHL parcel sorting centre in Germany and is also claimed to be one of the most efficient in Europe.

The Bochum sorting centre will reach full capacity next year and is to created around 600 jobs. At the beginning of operations it is sorting some 20,000 shipments per hour and is supporting DHL operations in the Ruhr region, just ahead of the coming peak season. Thanks to its and DHL’s other units’ efficiency the company has seen a major fall in the number of complaints and an improvement in overall customer care.

Tobias Meyer, Corporate Board Member for Post & Paket Deutschland commented: “With its high level of sorting performance and use of innovative technology, the Bochum parcel centre is making a major contribution to Deutsche Post DHL’s German parcel network. This will enable us to fulfil our service promise to our customers in the region even more reliably as shipment volumes continue to rise. At the same time, we are delighted to be able to create jobs subject to social security contributions and covered by collective agreements at a logistically advantageous location in the Ruhr region and thereby play our part in the development of the region.”

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