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DHL Freight breaks ground for new location in Villingen-Schwenningen
Bonn, March 31, 2022: DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road transport in Europe, is further expanding its transport network with the new location in Villingen-Schwenningen in southwestern Baden-Württemberg. In order to respond to the increasing demand, DHL Freight will have around 5,780 m2 of hall and office space available there in the future in order to be able to support international and national customers with individual logistics solutions and transport management in road transport. As part of the sustainability roadmap, DHL Freight, as part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has committed itself to making all new buildings CO2-neutral. The new location therefore complies with state-of-the-art construction and environmental standards. The building is air-conditioned by means of an electric heat pump. In addition, the electricity required for operation is generated entirely from renewable energies. Completion of the new DHL Freight Terminal is scheduled for September 2022. The ceremonial start of construction was accompanied by Jürgen Roth, Lord Mayor of Villingen-Schwenningen, Dr. Thomas Vogel, CEO DHL Freight DACH, Gunter Bosch, Area Manager South, DHL Freight, Thomas Hilzinger, Branch Manager Black Forest, DHL Freight.
“It is important that we continue to consistently expand our transport network in Germany,” says Dr. Thomas Vogel, CEO DHL Freight DACH. “The continuous modernization and expansion of handling and transport capacities is a decisive factor in order to be able to offer our customers efficient logistics solutions with the highest service quality. With our new branch in Villingen-Schwenningen, we are strengthening our presence in southern Germany so that in the future we will also be able to optimally serve the area from Lake Constance to Albstadt or Balingen in the Black Forest-Baar district.”
As a further hub in the DHL Freight network, the terminal in Villingen-Schwenningen will primarily serve customers from the automotive supply, medical technology and mechanical engineering sectors. With a total of 26 loading gates, around 800 incoming and outgoing shipments from national and international traffic are to be processed every day.
The expansion and development of the close-knit network is an integral part of DHL Freight’s corporate strategy in order to continue to provide customers with reliable, fast and high-quality transport and logistics solutions. The network expansion of smaller locations is intended to offer customers better access to national and international transport routes at the regional level.