Germany’s largest parcel sorting centre comes online

Germany’s largest parcel sorting centre comes online

Deutsche Post DHL Group has officially launched Germany’s largest parcel sorting centre in the south Hessian town of Obertshausen.

The new facility has a sorting capacity of 50,000 parcels an hour, and boasts more than 6 kilometres of sorting and conveyor lines. To give some reference point for the step-up in size, DPDHL said that its parcel centres “until now have had a sorting capacity of between 30,000 and 40,000 shipments per hour”.

Commenting on the new centre, Jürgen Gerdes, Board Member for the Post – eCommerce – Parcel division at Deutsche Post DHL Group, said: “For this project, we took completely new paths and, for the first time, even assumed the role of producer for the installed sorting system. That gives us not only great innovation potential, but also allows us to constantly develop our own technical knowledge. With this, Obertshausen will set the standards for the future – not only for us, but also for the sector.”

The Obertshausen facility is DHL’s 34th parcel centre in Germany.

A total of about 600 jobs are being created at the new location – both for the sorting of parcels and for deliveries as well.


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