DHL opens new logistics site at Hanover Airport

DHL Express Germany has announced that it has formally opened its new Hanover Airport site that cost €32.5 million to build.

The new facility consolidates two productions sites that were separate. Originally there was a service station where DHL Express dispatched time definite deliveries for international air networks and national road networks. There was also a gateway for day definite shipments that went out across the European road network. The new site will also mean that there is no need for traffic between the two sites, reducing traffic for the company.

“With this new highly modernized site we now have an overall production space of about 6,000 square metres. 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 P. Albeck, Chairman of the Divisional Board of DHL Express Germany.

Speaking of the consolidation between the two old sites, Albeck continued, “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.”

The new logistics centre has four “fingers” with direct loading and unloading capabilities for delivery trucks. Express shipments are transported directly to the relevant gate via the sort, so that drivers can load the vehicle with less physical effort.