DHL Express starts work at the new location in Munich

DHL Express Germany has started construction of a new 11,000 square meter facility at Munich Airport to meet growing demand in the region.

The EUR 104 million facility will be almost seven times larger than the warehouse that DHL Express currently leases in Munich Airport’s freight center.

It will have airside access, allowing aircraft parked on the apron to be accessed directly from the newbuild, and will have two pick-up and delivery “fingers” capable of serving 65 delivery vehicles simultaneously.

DHL Express will build and operate the new location on a property leased from the airport operator Munich Airport.

Markus Reckling, Managing Director DHL Express Germany, said: “Our old processing area cannot keep up with the growth in import and export volume given the current digitization and globalization trends.

“The new Gateway facility at Munich Airport not only represents the next important step in our infrastructure plan, but also allows us to prioritize our customers by offering them an improved service.”

DHL Express will use LED lighting technology and a 100 kWpeak photovoltaic array to power the building‘s services, servers and computers.

Heat pumps, supplemented by the airport’s district heating network, supply the building with heat.

In addition, 32 charging stations for electric vehicles, two charging points for apron vehicles and charging points in the employee parking spaces are planned.

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