Monday, 30 September 2013

DHL subsidiary opens largest parcel sorting hub in Czech Republic

Professional Party Logistics (PPL), a subsidiary of DHL Freight, has opened a new parcel sorting in hub the Czech Republic . The facility, the product of a 24.7 million Euro investment, is the largest of its kind in the country and is expected to make parcel delivery in the Eastern European country faster and more flexible than ever.

By opening the new central hub, DHL Freight and PPL aim to offer their customers an even faster and more flexible and reliable service than ever. Together with the broad range of products and services the new facility is supposed to significantly strengthen the company’s leading position on the parcel market.The new hub has increased sorting capacity drastically: it is capable of handling up to 18,000 parcels per hour, compared to the former hub’s 4000 an hour capacity. The new facility also comprises 190 loading and unloading ramps for trucks and vans and houses a rolling conveyor of almost 3km in length which can travel up to 3 meters a second.

Stefano Arganese, CEO of DHL Freight in Eastern Europe said "The need for a bigger and better parcel hub was driven by a continuous growth of B2B and B2C parcel shipments in recent years. The new capacity and the cutting edge sorting technology allow us to cope with the growing volume of shipments and strengthen our position as a market leader for fast shipments in the Czech Republic".

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