DHL Opens Facilities in Philadelphia and New Jersey
October 22, 2021
recently opened new facilities in Philadelphia and New Jersey, further
growing the company’s footprint in the region, including northern
Delaware. The $20 million investment establishes more conveniently
located and spacious facilities, which will increase shipment capacity
and enable faster shipment processing, resulting in earlier deliveries
for local customers.
B2C and B2B e-commerce shipment volumes continue to drive unprecedented
growth in the U.S. The new facilities address the need to increase
capacity for future growth by splitting its previous facility in
Philadelphia, PA into two locations that are also more geographically
centered to its clients in the region. The new, relocated Philadelphia
facility, now at 550 Elmwood Avenue in Sharon Hill, PA, is centrally
located near the greater downtown Philadelphia area and the Philadelphia
International Airport, maximizing the service window for deliveries.
The New Jersey facility, located at 1240 Forest Parkway, Suite 400 in
West Deptford, adds increased morning and evening processing capacity
and reduces overall travel of courier route miles in the Greater
Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey markets while also serving customers in
the northern Delaware region.
Together, the operations will total 238,872 square feet, adding 144,785
square feet of improved working space from the previous facilities.
strategically choosing to relocate and expand in these key markets, we
are ensuring our customers receive the highest levels of service while
making smart investments for future growth,” said Reiner Wolfs, Vice
President and General Manager, Northeast Area, DHL Express. “With
10-year leases signed at both locations, DHL is committed long-term to
these communities and our local employees.”
Both facilities handle U.S. domestic as well as time-definite
international shipments to and from the 220 countries and territories
served by DHL. They feature upgraded material handling equipment that
increase import capacity by 50 percent and export capacity by 100
percent, and will allow first deliveries to go out 30 minutes earlier.
The locations also provide a total of 140 pickup and delivery (PUD)
vehicle positions and employ more than 200 personnel combined.