DHL eCommerce invests $57.5m in New Dallas distribution center

DHL USA

DHL eCommerce recently relocated from its previous location in Grand Prairie, TX, to a 220,000 sq ft distribution centre. The building located at 5320 West Airport Freeway, Irving, TX, is six miles from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

As a fully owned distribution centre, DHL eCommerce invested $57.5m in the land, construction, sustainability features, and new automation. With three shifts and approximately 150 employees, the facility will process B2C e-commerce domestic inbound and outbound parcels and packages.

With a single-level next-generation loop sorter, the facility can process 24,000 parcels per hour fed through eight induction lines (four inbound/four outbound), double the amount processed in the company’s previous location. The loop sorter has a 97% to over 99% accuracy rate.

Several customized green features help the building remain cool, with a Building Management System to manage environmental controls, exhaust fans and louvers for fresh air flow, an insulated roof deck, solar shades on the exterior windows, and LED lighting inside and outside. Additionally, more than 30 native trees were planted across the property to provide shade and one EV charger has been installed that can charge two vehicles at once.

The distribution centre contains 46 loading dock doors, two drive-in ramps, 11 offices, conference and huddle rooms, 12 cubicles, a kitchenette, and a multipurpose room for nursing mothers and other uses.

“We are thrilled to announce the relocation of DHL eCommerce’s distribution centre to a larger facility in thriving Irving, TX, with easy access to the international airport for air and ground transport,” said Lee Spratt, CEO of DHL eCommerce, Americas. “This relocation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovation and increasing our capacity to process our customers’ ever-growing shipping needs.”

Source: DHL