Parcel service provider Hermes Germany is building a new sorting and distribution center near Dresden, Saxony, that will be capable of processing more than 200,000 shipments a day once fully operational.
Designed by Bremen-based Peper & Söhne Group, the new facility will cover a total area of approximately 68,500m2 and will be built to achieve a gold rating from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). It will include a 3,100m2 photovoltaic system that will supply around 40 charging points for a fleet of electric vehicles. Around 100 employees will work at the site which is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2023 peak season.
Marco Schlüter, chief operations officer, Hermes Germany, said, “As the easternmost logistics center, our new building near Dresden will be a strategically important hub for Hermes Germany. I am very pleased that our logistics network will be enriched by a powerful and future-oriented location this year – just in time for the 2023 Christmas season.
“The parcel delivery of the future must be made as low-emission as possible. For Hermes Germany, a holistic sustainability concept is therefore just as decisive a factor in the development of new locations as the location itself, the performance of the plants and having committed employees,” he said.
An 8,850m2 logistics hall with high-performance conveyor and sorting technologies will sit at the heart of the facility and will initially be capable of processing 15,000 shipments per hour. This will eventually be increased to 25,000 shipments per hour following further expansion.
Hermes Germany had previously worked with the Peper & Söhne Group for the realization of its distribution center in Weyhe near Bremen, which opened in 2020. Christoph S Peper, managing partner, Peper & Söhne Group, said, “We are proud to work with Hermes Germany again and to accompany the construction of a modern and sustainable logistics center as an investor and project developer.”