DPD Germany begins operations at new Nagold parcel distribution centre
DPD Germany has announced that it has begun operations at its new parcel distribution centre in Nagold. The depot became operational on Monday (2 January).
The facility, which was constructed over a 12-month period at a cost of around €30m, will initially sort and distribute 37,000 parcels a day. In future, added DPD, this could be expanded to 85,000 parcels a day.
The new depot, which will have a workforce of up to 300, is located on a 57,000 m² site on the INGpark Nagold Gäu business park, which is operated by the municipality of Nagold together with six neighbouring towns.
“The new location will supplement and relieve the pressure on its neighbouring depots in Ludwigsburg, Villingen-Schwenningen and Wendlingen,” said DPD. “An especially important feature is providing services to the business region to the south of Stuttgart. The catchment area of the Nagold depot covers a radius of around 50 km, and takes in towns such as Herrenberg, Sindelfingen and Böblingen.”
In December, DPD Germany announced that it will be investing around €16m on a new parcel sorting centre in Steinen, close to the Swiss border near Lörrach. Construction began in November and the new facility is scheduled to become operation in the autumn of 2017. The Nagold centre is DPD Germany’s 77th location, and the Steinen facility will be the 78th.