DHL new Brussels Hub
DHL Express, the worldwide leader in logistics and express delivery, today opened its new regional hub at Brussels Airport. The state-of-the-art hub is equipped with the most recent logistics technology and will almost quadruple the capacity of DHL Express in Brussels to 42,000 shipments per hour. The hub, an investment of over 140 million euros including lease expenses, has seen the creation of an additional 200 new DHL jobs to date at the airport, three years earlier than initially planned.
What does new hub offer?
Ken Allen, CEO DHL Express said: “Brussels plays a crucial role in the worldwide DHL Express network. Brussels Hub is one of our largest hubs in the world and because of its location in the logistics heart of Europe, it also plays an important role in connecting companies from this region with the world. This new hub is a key part of our worldwide investment plan and will support our growth, the efficiency of our network and the high level of quality for which customers turn to DHL Express.”
The new 36,500m² hub (including warehousing and offices) almost quadruples the capacity of DHL Express in Brussels. At full capacity, the hub’s two automated sorting systems can process up to 42,000 packages per hour, making it the fifth largest hub in the global DHL network. This all contributes to the higher quality of DHL Express services and greater customer’s satisfaction. Increased capacity will also appreciated by e-commerce customers who can better satisfy their customers on foreign markets thanks to air and ground links to a broad number of European destinations, as well as direct intercontinental connections to the Americas, Middle East and Africa.
Brussels also held a DHL conference dedicated to fast-growing international E-Commerce Market which was attended by Ken Allen, CEO, DHL Express, John Pearson, CEO, Europe and John Cornish, CEO, DHL Express CEE and Czech Republic.
“E-commerce is radically transforming the way in which B2B companies operate and opening up new market opportunities around the globe while simultaneously challenging many established companies to keep up with more agile newcomers,” said John Pearson, CEO, DHL Express Europe. “The most successful e-commerce companies today provide an enhanced customer experience comparable to what we all now know from our personal online shopping activities. To compete in this changing market environment, B2B companies are also having to change their supply chains, becoming more transparent, streamlined, responsive and flexible.”
DHL Express thanks to global knowledge and experiences helping to e-commerce customers of all shapes and sizes expand internationally. DHL are the e-commerce experts, shipping over 170,000 B2C parcels a day to their customers to over 180 different countries.
Source: DHL Express
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