DHL Express Open State-of-the-Art Logistics Hub in Brussels
DHL Express has recently opened a state-of-the-art regional hub at Brussels Airport, which is claimed to be at the forefront of technology in the logistics sector. This new facility will now be able to handle four times more capacity than previously in the Belgium capital with over 42,000 shipments an hour being handled by DHL Express.
This new hub at a cost of 140 million euros has created 200 new jobs at the airport three years earlier than initially projected.
DHL Express CEO, Ken Allen said, “Brussels plays a crucial role in the worldwide DHL Express network. Brussels Hub is one of our largest hubs in the world and because of its location in the logistics heart of Europe, it also plays an important role in connecting companies from this region with the world. This new hub is a key part of our worldwide investment plan and will support our growth, the efficiency of our network and the high level of quality for which customers turn to DHL Express.”
The new facility including warehousing and offices is built on 36,500m² and can process 42,000 packages every hour when working at full capacity. This new increase in output makes the facility the 5th largest hub id DHL’s global network.
Vice President of DHL Brussels Hub, Koen Gouweloose said, “This new hub is a great example of some of the latest state-of-the-art logistics technology. It allows us to process even more packages even more quickly and efficiently. As a hub, this allows us to play an important role in the network while paying close attention to security and working conditions for our 1,200 employees, who are in turn ensuring that our clients are receiving the great service they expect from DHL Express.”
DHL Express Belgium and Luxembourg Managing Director, Danny Van Himste said, “The new hub allows us to provide an even better service to our customers. We can help Belgium be even better connected to Europe and the world. We are addressing the needs of customers of all sizes and from all industry sectors in the Belgian market. With the hub giving us the extra capacity, speed and flexibility, national borders should be no barrier to our customers.”