Hermes Germany designing “Parcel delivery of the future”

Hermes Germany designing “Parcel delivery of the future”

Hermes Germany is building a logistics centre in Thiendorf near Dresden

On January 12th, the topping-out ceremony for the new sorting and distribution centre was celebrated in Thiendorf near Dresden. The start of operations is planned for Christmas 2023 with 60,000 shipments per day. Under full load, the location will be able to process up to 200,000 shipments a day in the future.

Almost 30 kilometers north of the Saxon state capital, the parcel service provider Hermes Germany is building a new sorting and distribution centre on a total area of ​​around 68,500 square meters. The start of operations at the Dresden logistics centre is scheduled for Christmas 2023. The construction work has already started.

The new building, which was projected by the Bremen-based company group Peper & Söhne and implemented in cooperation with Goldbeck Nord GmbH, will be able to process more than 200,000 shipments per day under full load – 60,000 shipments are planned at the start. In the future, around 100 employees will ensure that everything runs smoothly at the high-performance location. The sustainability concept of the new building includes a gold certificate from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen e. V. (DGNB) a photovoltaic system,

“As the easternmost logistics centre, 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 high-performance and future-oriented location this year – in time for Christmas business 2023,” explains Marco Schlueter, Chief Operations Officer at Hermes Germany .

The new building in the municipality of Thiendorf is conveniently located due to its proximity to Dresden and Leipzig as well as to the A13 and the federal highway 98, so that several areas in the greater Dresden area can be supplied from there when operations start. The centrepiece of the location will be an approx. 8,850 square meter logistics hall with high-performance conveyor and sorting technology, which can initially process 15,000 shipments per hour – in the future, after further expansion, up to 25,000 shipments per hour. The plan is to gradually ramp up operations at the logistics centre. In addition, an office and social wing as well as a porter’s building will be built on the property, in which a Hermes ParcelShop will be located.

“We are proud to be working again with Hermes Germany and to support the construction of a modern and sustainable logistics centre as an investor and project developer. Our thanks also go to the municipality of Thiendorf, which has always supported this new project in a constructive and result-oriented manner. The location in Thiendorf will certainly be a success story for Hermes Germany,” says Christoph Peper, Managing Partner of the Peper & Söhne group of companies.

Hermes Germany has already worked with the Peper & Söhne group of companies to realize its distribution center in Weyhe near Bremen , which opened in 2020.

In order to make the last mile on the way to the parcel recipient more sustainable, Hermes Germany is continuously working on the electrification of the vehicle fleet. Accordingly, the charging infrastructure is also being consistently considered at the new distribution center near Dresden. The power supply for up to 40 planned electric charging points for electric vehicles will be provided by a photovoltaic system measuring around 3,100 square meters on the roof of the logistics hall. All other roofs of the administrative buildings will be greened. Immediately after the start of operations, around 15 tours are to be driven daily from the logistics location to the region, including electrically operated ones. “Parcel delivery of the future must be designed with as few emissions as possible. For Hermes Germany, a holistic sustainability concept when developing new locations is just as important a determining factor as the location, the performance of the facilities and committed employees,” says Schlueter. 

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