Bulky goods delivery specialists DHL 2-Mann-Handling has opened a 33,000m2 logistics site in Landsberg, Germany, to create additional capacities for large goods such as furniture from business customers based in the region and in Eastern Europe.
Across the site, which includes a storage area of around 12,100m2, around 70 employees from DHL’s transportation partner Maintrans Solutions will work in a two-shift system. This system is expected to process up to 7,000 colli per day and prepare them for delivery to end customers. In addition to the central multi-customer site in Ludwigsau, Landsberg is the second hub for DHL 2-Mann-Handling, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s large and bulky goods specialist within the post and parcel Germany division. Due to its improved capacities and location, DHL 2-Mann-Handling’s new logistics facility in Landsberg will replace the previous hub operated with Metro Logistics in Reichenbach, Germany.
Beate Seeher, managing director at DHL 2-Mann-Handling, said, “We have registered encouraging, double-digit percentage growth in the past two years. More and more customers are ordering goods such as furniture, washing machines or large TVs online, and we expect this trend to continue. With its attractive location in the Halle (Saale), Leipzig and Bitterfeld-Wolfen tri-city area, our new logistics site in Landsberg will enable us to manage these additional volumes with faster processing times, and thus provides the foundation for further growth.”
Brenda Klee, managing director at the Maintrans Group, added, “E-commerce and the online mail-order business are strategic growth markets for the Maintrans Group. We develop and implement tailored customer solutions in the areas of cross-docking, sorting and last-mile operations. We are very pleased that our cross-docking concept at the Landsberg site convinced DHL 2-Mann-Handling and that we are realizing this project together.”