DPD in Germany begins operations at new parcel distribution centre
Dinkelsbühl/Aschaffenburg, 7 January 2015 – At the start of the year international parcel and express service provider DPD began operations at its new parcel distribution centre in the Bavarian City of Dinkelsbühl, with initial deliveries being made within the region from 7 January onwards. In creating its seventy-sixth location in Germany DPD has invested a total of 11 million euros on the Waldeck Business Park. The new parcel facility will supplement the company's existing depots in Nuremberg, Heilbronn and Neu-Ulm.
On the site with its area of 23,100 m², the equivalent of around four football fields, DPD employs a depot team of around 30, together with 65 delivery drivers. The core of the new depot is the sorting hall in which, thanks to cutting-edge sorting equipment, up to 5,500 parcels an hour can be automatically directed towards their destination. Initially DPD expects a volume of more than 16,000 parcels a day.
"Over recent months our committed team has prepared the start of our new depot with the greatest attention to detail", states Milad Zadeh, who is in charge of the new depot, adding: "We now look forward to our daily work on behalf of shippers and consignees in the region around Dinkelsbühl, where we already feel very much at home." After a number of successful test runs thousands of parcels were for the first time sorted in real operations on 5 January. The first members of the depot team had moved into their offices as early as the autumn of 2014 in order to ensure that the start of operations would go smoothly.
LIST BAU Nordhorn GmbH & Co. KG was the general contractor with responsibility for constructing the new logistics centre. One month ago the company was able to hand over the building to DPD after a construction period of only nine months. In order to meet the ambitious target for completing the construction work LIST BAU had at times to coordinate around a dozen sub-contractors working on site at the same time.
The Dinkelsbühl depot will now serve an area stretching in the north to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and in the south to Aalen, while Ansbach and Gaildorf mark the eastern and western limits of the depot area.
Environmental considerations also played a major part in the planning of the new location, with solar power being used in the heating of the office building. In addition there will be a reduction in CO2 emissions caused by transport operations, because the new facility will shorten distances to shippers and consignees.
DPD Dynamic Parcel Distribution GmbH & Co. KG
Peter Rey PR Officer
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