Deutsche Post DHL Group has opened a new state-of-the-art mega parcel center in Bochum, Germany. With a sorting capacity of up to 50,000 shipments per hour, the Bochum hub is one of the largest DHL parcel centers in Germany.
When it reaches its full capacity in 2020, the new location will create a total of around 600 jobs. With currently more than 20,000 sorted items per hour, the Bochum facility is already providing major support for the fast and reliable processing of shipments in the Ruhr region in the run-up to the 2019 Christmas period.
The new parcel center is also supporting Deutsche Post DHL’s ongoing quality initiative in Germany, which, in the current year, has already resulted in a significant reduction in the number of complaints and an improvement in the company’s customer-care service.
“With its high level of sorting performance and use of innovative technology, the Bochum parcel center is making a major contribution to Deutsche Post DHL’s German parcel network. This will enable us to fulfill our service promise to our customers in the region even more reliably as shipment volumes continue to rise,” said Tobias Meyer, a member of the board of management, Deutsche Post DHL Group.
The new parcel center building covers an area of 40,000m2 and extensive measures were taken to make sure the new location is as energy-efficient as possible. For example, the center is supplied with electricity and heat by its own block-type thermal power station. The Group therefore not only procures electricity or heat, but also feeds the heat generated in the block-type thermal power station into Bochum’s public utility network. A roof-mounted photovoltaic system is also planned.