DHL invests almost 10 million Euros in new terminal north of Stockholm
Rosersberg will be DHL's node for northbound shipmentsStockholm, 02/20/2008, 10:30 AM CET
DHL Express has decided to build a completely new terminal in the Rosersberg industrial park in Stockholm. This is part of DHL's strategic offensive to build new terminals all over the country.
With its strategic position, the Rosersberg terminal provides increased closeness to the customer, shorter lead times for shipments north of Stockholm and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
DHL's new terminals in Örebro and Luleå were just completed
The investment is estimated at 10,7 million Euros, and follows close upon the publication of DHL's plans for a whole new terminal in Gothenburg. And it should be remembered that DHL's new terminals in Örebro and Luleå were only completed a short time ago.
"With these major projects, we aim to give our customers still better service by offering a constant expansion of our transport network and, as a direct consequence, improved lead times for our shipments. And now that we have opted to establish a state-of-the-art terminal in Rosersberg, we will create a central node for shipments to the north of Stockholm", says Lars Jordahn, CEO of DHL Express (Sweden).
Until now, all northbound freight to and from Stockholm has been handled via DHL's terminal in Västberga in the south of Stockholm. This has meant unnecessarily long journeys and hence unnecessary carbon dioxide emissions. The Rosersberg terminal has a number of positive effects.
At the site Rosersberg are already several companies located
Commissioning of the new terminal is planned for May of next year. To this end, DHL has entered into a cooperative agreement with the well-known real estate company Kilenkrysset. The project involves Kilenkrysset building a terminal covering just over 9,500 square meters. But as the whole site runs to 45,000 square meters, there is ample scope to extend the terminal in the future in line with increasing demand.
Today, there are several companies already located in Rosersberg, including Nokian Däck, Dustin and DHL Exel Supply Chain. The new terminal in Rosersberg will support around 20 vans for parcel distribution, 40 trucks for collection and delivery of goods, and 30 or so for regular scheduled traffic.