DHL breaks ground on the largest parcel center in Germany

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DHL is expanding its Aschheim parcel center by building a new facility adjacent to the existing center that will be connected via a tunnel for trucks and make the Aschheim location the largest parcel center in Germany.

From 2022, up to 72,000 parcels per hour will be sorted at the new Aschheim parcel center. Deutsche Post DHL Group is investing a low three-digit-million euro amount in the new parcel center.

“With the new parcel center, we are creating urgently needed additional sorting capacities for the supply of people in the greater Munich area and in large parts of Upper Bavaria in a parcel market that continues to grow rapidly. We are not only relying on the latest sorting technology, but also on a consistently sustainable construction concept,” explains Tobias Meyer, board member for post & parcel Germany at Deutsche Post DHL Group.

In addition, the company is creating around 500 new jobs subject to collective bargaining and social security contributions for the region. The new jobs will be created gradually when the new parcel center goes into operation in 2022.

In line with the sustainability strategy of Deutsche Post DHL Group, the parcel center will include a photovoltaic system on the roof to make it partially self-sufficient with green electricity. It will also be supplied with heat via climate-friendly district heating provided by a regional energy supplier. The energy supply company produces most of the heat energy from geothermal energy. Partial green roofs are also included in the sustainability concept, which also acts as thermal insulation and thus saves energy in winter and serves as a heat shield in summer. In addition, this greening has a sound-absorbing effect.

The new building is being built on an area of ​​67,000m2. The sorting capacity of the new parcel center is 40,000 parcels per hour. The connection to the existing parcel center, in which up to 32,000 shipments per hour can be sorted, is made through a tunnel under Klausnerstrasse with a shared entrance and parking area. Such a combination of two parcel centers is so far unique in Germany, according to DHL.

Official groundbreaking for new DHL parcel center on April 28 with Dr Tobias Meyer, board member for post & parcel Germany at Deutsche Post DHL Group, and Dr Markus Söder, the Prime Minister of the Free State of Bavaria

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With over a decade of experience as a business and technology journalist working in B2B publishing, Hazel first joined UKi in 2011. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing! She is now the editor of UKi's Passenger Terminal World and Parcel and Postal Technology International magazines.

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