DHL announces new service centre for Southern California
DHL has expanded its footprint in Southern California with a new 66,730-square-foot service centre in Santa Ana. The new facility adds more than 27,000 square feet to the company’s previous facility in Irvine and – according to the company – “reflects the significant increase in shipment volumes that DHL is handling”.
The new location is also five miles closer and approximately 20 minutes faster to and from Los Angeles World Airports (LAX) – resulting in earlier delivery times and later cut-off times for international shipping customers.
“The need for a larger facility in Southern California points to the robustness of the economy here and the faith that customers have in DHL to manage their international shipments,” said John Cornish, General Manager for DHL Express U.S. “We wanted to be responsive to the region’s growth.”
The Santa Ana service centre can process more than 1,400 pieces per hour and handles a variety of shipments, including international small parcels as well as palletized and container freight.
The $6.2 million investment marks the second west coast expansion that DHL has made in the past few months. The company announced a new facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in September.