DHL opens terminal of the future in Örebro
Conveyor-belt sorting of shipments gives drivers optimum routesStockholm, 09/27/2007, 11:30 AM CEST
Today DHL is opening an Express terminal at Törsjö, in Örebro, which means that forwarding companies will be able to offer even quicker deliveries than previously. DHL now hopes to attract many new customers in and around the area.
"Örebro is a central demographic point for haulage in Scandinavia because we can reach the greatest number of people within the smallest possible radius. This imposes considerable demands on the business and I am happy to announce that with the new terminal at Törsjö we can offer both existing and potential customers a high level of delivery accuracy", says Anders Ekwall, Director of Operations at the DHL Express installation in Örebro.
Törsjö was the natural choice. Besides the fact that the area is situated away from the centre of Örebro and located close to the motorway, DHL Exel Supply Chain has already established a major storage facility in the area. This means that DHL can offer its customers even more effective freight management.
"Törsjö has become something of a focus for logistics services, which means that we see really major opportunities in locating there", says Ekwall.
A key role in this context is played by a new method of sorting which involves all shipments to and from the Örebro terminal being sorted in accordance with a computer-generated distribution model. This allows professional drivers to make as few unnecessary journeys as possible. And as well as the reduced impact on the environment, this saves a considerable amount of time.
"We can use that time to offer our customers delivery even earlier in the morning and to handle freight for new customers", says Ekwall.
DHL's new terminal was built by Peab and the land is owned by Brinova. The terminal covers an area of 7,600 qm, and has some 60 gates. The total ground area under asphalt is 28,000 qm, but DHL has an option to use an additional 10,000 qm for expansion when the need arises.