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DPD starts operations at new parcel sorting center in Germany

LBR Staff Writer Published 08 September 2017

Parcel and express service provider DPD has started operations at its new parcel sorting plant in Steinen, Baden Württemberg, Germany.

The €16m parcel sorting centre, which is located near Swiss border, marks the company's seventy eight depot.

The 30,000m² facility will employ around 80 people initially and will process up to 10,000 parcels a day.

It will reduce the pressure on the existing sorting facility in Freiburg. The new depot will provide service for south-west of Germany, where the three countries Switzerland, France and Germany meet.

DAL Deutsche Anlagen-Leasing contributed for the construction phase of the project and DAL Bautec Baumanagement und Beratung handled the management of the construction site.

Post the construction of the centre, LIST Bau Nordhorn was responsible for the handover of the new depot facilities.

The Steinen depot has its own solar installation for water heating, air-water heat pump for the central heating system, which will result in the reduction of CO2 emissions.

The environmental and energy management system of DPD secured DIN 14001 and DIN 50001 standards certifications, which is in compliance with the implementation of carbon-neutral parcel shipping.

DPD Germany regional manager Thomas Ohnhaus said: "The new parcel sorting centre in Steinen represents an important base for deliveries to the south-west of Germany.

"E-commerce in particular is providing us with more and more parcels every year, and that's why we're delighted that we now have such urgently needed additional capacity in this area close to the borders with France and Switzerland."

Image: DPD starts operations at parcel sorting facility in Germany. Photo: courtesy of DPD.