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DHL Exel establishes new German mail order facility

DHL Exel Supply Chain is constructing a new distribution centre for mail-order customers in Ludwigsau near Bad Hersfeld. The centre will deliver to customers in Germany and Europe starting summer 2007. Construction is expected to start at the beginning of February this year.

The new distribution centre will be operated by DHL subsidiary GPL a mail-order logistics company handling bulky and transport-sensitive goods. GPL has belonged to the contract logistics division of DHL since 2005 and has been under the umbrella brand of DHL Exel Supply Chain since the beginning of the year.

The developer and owner of the property is ProLogis. The facility has 35,000 square metres of indoor space, and the property in Ludwigsau has a total area of around 100,000 square metres.

Dr. Stefan Kurrle, responsible for DHL Exel Supply Chain in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, described the new location as a logical step in a growing industry: "We want to expand our mail-order business and offer our customers innovative solutions, which enhance the quality and profitability of their logistics processes. The Ludwigsau location offers ideal prerequisites for implementing our concepts of storage and distribution of heavy goods."

The logistics centre will replace the previous property, located in nearby Bad Hersfeld. Its lease contract will end in summer. The business in Bad Hersfeld as well as the employees will be transferred to Ludwigsau.

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Source: DHL Exel


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