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DHL opens new international logistics centre in Poznan

DHL opens new international logistics centre in Poznan

Date20 Mar 2024

DHL has officially opened a new international logistics center in Robakowo near Poznan. It is the result of a joint venture between DHL eCommerce, Post + Parcel Germany and DHL Freight. According to DHL, the new facility will be able to handle up to one million shipments per day.

The new complex, for which 180 million euros were spent, covers an area equal to five football fields. It is equipped with 3000 meters of conveyor belts and has a sorting capacity of 45,000 packages per hour. The partnership between DHL eCommerce and Post + Parcel Germany opens up the possibility of handling a total volume of one million parcels per day in peak times. This facility is one of the largest and most advanced parcel sorting and logistics centres in Europe.

Pablo Ciano, CEO of DHL eCommerce, emphasized that e-commerce is a key element of DHL Group’s strategy, and the establishment of the International Logistics Centre in Poland is an important step in the development and modernization of the distribution network in Europe. The opening of this facility is also an important element of the implementation of the expansion strategy on the cross-border services market.

The innovative sorting and distribution center is a response to the development of the e-commerce parcel sector across Europe. Many international retailers and online sellers use Poland as a distribution hub for their e-commerce shipments to and from Europe, especially Germany. Leading retail brands and online sellers have chosen western Poland as the location for their logistics centres and warehouses, making it an increasingly important e-commerce gateway to Europe. Additionally, the domestic parcel market in Poland has seen exceptional growth over the past five years, mainly due to the rapid development of the e-commerce segment.

The new international logistics center was built in line with DHL’s sustainable development strategy, which prioritizes reducing environmental impact. It is equipped with a photovoltaic system that covers one-third of the facility’s energy needs. The rest of the energy is provided by green electricity, which reduces the use of energy from fossil fuels. In order to reduce the negative impact on the environment, a number of ecological solutions were used. Electric trucks are used to move trailers and containers. Additionally, the center has about 40 charging stations for electric vehicles, including delivery vans and trucks. An automated traffic management system at entrances and exits shortens vehicle waiting times, which translates into reduced noise and exhaust emissions. The facility was awarded the Gold Innovation Award, highlighting its commitment to sustainable development and recognizing the investment in the logistics industry.

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