DHL invests 44 million euro in new multi-function center06/23/2005, 01:00 AM CEST
- Logistics location Staufenberg to be expanded
- 300 new jobs
- Integrated logistic solutions on 50,000 square meters of operating space
DHL, the express and logistics subsidiary of Deutsche Post World Net, is expanding its logistics location Staufenberg (near Kassel). About 44 million euro will be invested in a 50,000-square-meter multi-function logistics center. Approximately 300 new jobs will be created as a result. The expansion of DHL's logistics capacities is being carried out in direct response to concrete demands from customers for integrated logistics services. The center is scheduled to start operations at the beginning of October.
DHL already operates a parcel center, an express terminal and a fulfillment center in Staufenberg. The new multi-function center will be integrated into the existing infrastructure on an area of 90,000 square meters. Services covering the entire value chain are offered to mail-order and Internet traders, in particular: from traditional warehousing through order picking and the distribution of consignments to invoicing. At full capacity, the center will be able to handleroughly five million more consignments a year.
"Staufenberg is the third state-of-the-art DHL logistics platform set up in the space of just half a year. Like the expansions in Greven and Bremen, our customers here will also profit from integrated solutions and another improvement in service quality. And DHL is once again proving to be a job engine for people in the region," says Dr. Peter Kruse, the Board Member at Deutsche Post World Net in charge of the express business in Germany and Europe.
The new multi-function center broadens the scope of services offered on site because it is directly connected to the DHL transportation network thanks to its proximity to the DHL parcel center and the DHL express terminal. In combination with the existing fulfillment center and the central location in the middle of Germany and Europe, this will allow for a substantial extension of order processing times. For example, parcels that DHL receives well after midnight will still generally arrive at their destination in Germany the following day.