New EUR 93 million logistics hub of DHL Express in Madrid will strengthen ecommerce between Europe and Latin America

New EUR 93 million logistics hub of DHL Express in Madrid will strengthen ecommerce between Europe and Latin America

MADRID / BONN, 27-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Express has just opened its new hub at Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid following an investment of 93 million euros. The company’s expansion will help strengthen the position of Madrid as an important hub for international commerce between Europe and Latin America.

DHL Express expects to quadruple its capacity in Madrid with the new hub that spans on 14,500 m2 including offices that will be capable of sorting some 24,500 mails, packages and envelopes per hour. The investment will create 200 additional jobs.

The new hub will be equipped with latest state-of-the-art logistics technology and will have 176 loading docks that will facilitate 160 road movements each day, 10 daily flights operated by DHL’s own aircraft, and 30 daily commercial flights servicing 20 international destinations, mostly in Latin America.

John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express:

“With this latest investment in our infrastructure, we are further expanding the capabilities of our European and global network, enabling continued growth supported by a platform of quality. Customers from our traditional sectors as well as e-commerce customers in both private b2c as well as businesses who are driving their own b2b growth agendas through e-commerce will benefit from the investment. With this new hub in Madrid, we are connecting sellers and consumers around the world with even greater speed and efficiency.”

Jesús Sanchez, VP DHL H&G Mediterranean:

“We invest in our employees, aircraft and installations to have the best specialists, the largest European network and the state of the art sorting system. Our objective is to be the first choice of companies and private consumers.”

Miguel Borrás, Managing Director, DHL Express Spain and Portugal:

“We are investing in infrastructures to increase efficiency and to improve our delivery capability. This will allow us to provide an even better service to our customers. This new hub is a critical nexus between Europe and the LatAm countries. Thanks to this, we could connect businesses from all industries and private consumers alike, and enable them to leverage from the increasingly growing e-commerce worldwide”.

DHL Express’ new hub at Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport will use new and more efficient sorting technology, improved building insulation, and more efficient energy systems to manage the consumption of electricity, water and cooling systems. These improvements will help the company reduce its carbon footprint, which is in line with DHL’s GoGreen Program.

The new investment in the hub in Madrid comes as a response to the dynamic needs of a growing global market. Following on its long-term commitment to growth DHL Express had also purchased 14 new Boeing 777 air freighters and five Airbus A330s in 2018. And as of today DHL Express owns more than 260 planes in its air fleet.

SOURCE: Deutsche Post DHL Group

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