DHL Express has expanded in France’s Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region by moving to a new site in Rumilly.
The 2,000m2 warehouse has twice the capacity of the old site in Argonay and represents an investment of €2.7m (US$3m).
The 15 employees will have space to manage the 2,500 packages sorted every day and are ready to absorb the expected traffic increase of more than 8% in 2020.
Philippe Prétat, CEO of DHL Express France, said, “Our investment in the new site will allow us to improve the quality of service offered to our customers, as well as the well-being of our employees – two essential points for our business.”
The site is equipped with charging stations for electric vehicles, and will receive its first zero-emission vehicles by the end of 2021.
Rumilly’s new generation automated sorting line has a capacity of 3,000 packages per hour.
It is equipped with five cameras capable of locating and reading barcodes to direct them to the appropriate vehicles.
The site is also equipped with a direct truck loading/unloading system, saving time for loading packages.
It is also equipped with 3D wi-fi scans to identify packages in real time in the warehouse and offer instant tracking of shipments to customers.