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DHL expands Germany’s campus with new logistics centre

DHL Supply Chain is expanding its multi-user campus in Leipzig/Halle with the construction of a new logistics centre, which will offer 34,000 square meters of space and accommodate up to 55,000 pallets. The facility's construction is expected to take about ten months.

The topping-out ceremony for the new logistics centre in Halle (Saale), Germany was attended by key figures from DHL Supply Chain Germany & Alps: Chief Executive Officer Rainer Haag, business unit director North-East Aiste Slabokaite Heid, head of the Leipzig/Halle Campus Olaf Müller, and construction director Adriano Rizza. Dr. Judith Marquardt, deputy mayor for Culture and Sport of Halle (Saale), along with business and political representatives, also participated in the event.

The new facility is scheduled to be operational by early Q4 2024, located next to an existing warehouse used by a leading electronics manufacturer since 2017, and near another site in Leipzig, Germany.

In addition, this centre will cater to customers needing efficient logistics solutions in Germany, Europe, or globally, and will provide additional capacity for technology clients and various other sectors. The site benefits from excellent multimodal connections, including the DHL parcel and express network, rail and highway systems, and the Leipzig/Halle cargo airport, which is the largest hub in the DHL Express global network, enabling worldwide airfreight shipments.

DHL's new logistics centre highlights the company’s commitment to sustainability, adhering to the Gold certification standards of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The carbon-neutral facility will feature a photovoltaic system generating 1,000 kilowatts at peak, energy-efficient air heat pumps, specially sealed doors, low-consumption LED lighting, and a solar thermal hot water system.

"In Halle (Saale), DHL Supply Chain offers a wide range of end-to-end solutions. From manual put-away and picking to value-added services provided by our trained and experienced employees, to complex automated solutions in the warehousing and production environment. The key to success here is close partnership and careful customer coordination. The new centre will also enable DHL Supply Chain to expand the business of customers already based on the campus," stated Aiste Slabokaite Heid, business unit director of North-East.

DHL Group is dedicated to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions from 39 million to 29 million metric tons of CO2e by 2030. This commitment includes fleet electrification, zero-emission operations, and sustainable fuels across all transport modes. The Group continuously invests in eco-friendly operations to achieve its sustainability targets.

"It will boost our logistics capacities in the Central Germany metropolitan region and of course in Leipzig/ Halle and enable us to help customers grow their business in Germany, Europe and internationally. It represents an important step with regard to the achievement of our strategic growth targets with customers from different industries and sectors," commented Rainer Haag, chief executive officer of DHL Supply Chain Germany & Alps.

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