DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight have announced they will build a new logistics hub in the Vienna Airport region in Austria, with construction on the 645,000ft² premises starting in summer 2018.
According to the companies, the facility in the Fischamend district will take on a key role as a freight hub for Eastern Europe, and by establishing a joint site for DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight, synergies between the different transportation modes will be exploited even more effectively.
“DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight are combining the individual strengths of their two networks at the new site in Fischamend, which will lead to an even faster, more efficient service for our customers,” explained Uwe Brinks, CEO of DHL Freight.
“The site is in proximity to Vienna Airport and as such strategically well located, providing us with low-threshold access to Eastern European markets and Germany. Through this project, we will establish an important new logistics hub together, creating a gateway into and out of the east and enabling us to further grow our volumes.”
The companies will merge their operations, which are currently managed at three locations in Vienna, and will each build a warehouse including office buildings on the new site, connecting them to the airport and its infrastructure. The new site will have a higher number of docks and will also have cross-docks for the first time.
“Located directly at Vienna Airport, Fischamend perfectly meets our requirements for the DHL Campus, through which we intend to bundle our expertise, improve our service, and consequently further strengthen our market position in Austria,” said Christoph Wahl, managing director for Austria at DHL Global Forwarding.
“Good connections to Eastern Europe are particularly crucial for us. Thanks to our shared base with DHL Freight and the proximity to the airport, we will be able to serve this market even more effectively,” added Hermann Filz, CEO for Eastern Europe at DHL Global Forwarding.
The new warehouses and office buildings will comply with the highest security standards and rigorous environmental protection requirements.
By Hazel King
March 12, 2018