DPD Germany to build €30m parcel centre near Stuttgart

DPD Germany to build €30m parcel centre near Stuttgart

Parcel carrier DPD Germany is to build a new EUR 30m package sorting centre in southern Germany. The company said its planned facility in Nagold, south of Stuttgart, will be one of its most important hubs in southern Germany. Construction is due to start this autumn.

The facility will take up 44,000 square metres on a 57,000 sqm site, and once complete it will be capable of handling about 37,000 packages per day — 25,000 destined for recipients in the local area, and 12,000 collected from shippers in the area.

The planned capacity will also have the potential to be expanded “significantly” in future.

Up to 300 employees will be based at the site, which should be commissioned in the autumn of 2016.

Thomas Ohnhaus, the regional manager for southern Germany at DPD, said: “With the capacity at the new location we will be well prepared for rising parcel volumes at DPD, particularly the expected arisings for individual recipients.”

The 77th facility in the DPD Germany network, the new Nagold plant will support existing depots nearby in Ludwigsburg, Villingen-Schwenningen and Wendlingen. Its 50-kilometre radius catchment area will include an important economic area south of Stuttgart, the company said.

DPD, part of La Poste Group’s international parcel business DPDgroup, also said its planned new plant would be particularly energy-efficient using environmentally-friendly technology including skylights and low-energy lighting, and “ultra-modern” energy-efficient sorting systems.

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