DPD invests €50m in parcel sorting centre in Germany


DPD has invested €50m to open its largest parcel sorting centre in Hamm, Germany. The new parcel sorting centre in North Rhine-Westphalia is the largest depot DPD has ever built in Germany. Covering a total of 122,000 sq m, around 80,000 parcels will be handled each day. This amount will gradually be increased to 200,000 packages. 350 workers will initially be employed, and this number will eventually increase to more than 800 employees.

At the heart of the new depot is an extremely powerful sorting system. The new facility is already able to sort up to 17,500 packages per hour. When finished, it will be able to process up to 30,000 packages fully automatically every hour.

The new parcel sorting centre in Hamm will replace the previous regional parcel depot in Unna-Königsborn where the volume of parcels processed was far from enough in view of the strong growth rates. However, DPD will not completely withdraw from Unna: the national distribution centre in the industrial park there will remain.

Source: DPD