More than 4,000 jobs will be created at it’s new 25k m² hub in Coventry as well as another ten hubs across the UK.
Our partner, DHL eCommerce Solutions, has announced plans to invest €560m across its UK ecommerce operation, DHL Parcel UK. The investment comes following a 40% volume uplift since the start of 2020 and soaring demand for its ecommerce and B2B services. The expansion project is designed to deliver the right infrastructure to facilitate growth as well as putting the business at the forefront of sustainable and digital logistics.
“The Covid pandemic has not only driven digitalization, but also significantly changed consumer behavior, rapidly accelerating the growth of e-commerce and shifting shopping habits. At Deutsche Post DHL Group, we believe this shift to online shopping will remain intact and, as e-commerce is one of the important pillars in our Group Strategy 2025, we’ll continue to invest in the sector. This investment in the UK is a key part of that, supporting the expansion and modernization of our European network. I’m really looking forward to supporting the business on its growth path in my new role as CEO DHL eCommerce Solutions starting August 1,” says Pablo Ciano, Executive Vice President Corporate Development at Deutsche Post DHL Group and designated CEO DHL eCommerce Solutions.
Nearly half of the investment will be in a brand new 25k m² hub in SEGRO Park Coventry Gateway, located south of Coventry Airport. The new facility will have the capacity to handle over 500k items per day and is expected to create over 600 new jobs including warehouse, driver, administration and management positions. The new hub will feature secure bonded storage and customs capabilities to support international ecommerce, a 48-door cross dock facility and state of the art mechanization, allowing automatic sortation of mixed sized and weight items through high-speed sortation equipment. The building has been designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ status to minimize its environmental impact through design features such as 7,000m2 of solar panels, LED lighting and landscaping to protect the natural biodiversity of the area. As well as incorporating EV charging points for cars, the site will also be equipped with LGV electric charging points throughout and sustainable fuel capabilities to pre-empt technology developments in larger vehicles over the coming years. Reade more from the DHL article >