Deutsche Post DHL has recently revealed its plans to invest 114 million Euros in its hub located at Brussels Airport. The company is rumoured to be building a new facility which will include a 31,500 square metre sorting centre and 5,000 square metres of office space. DHL has said the move will assist in the company respond more effectively to the growth in international express shipments. The expansion is also expected to create 200 new jobs by the year 2020.
Managing Director at DHL Aviation NV, Koen Gouweloose, has said: “The new hub will guarantee an even quicker and higher quality service. It will connect Belgian and other EU companies with 18 intra-European destinations and a number of important intercontinental destinations such as the US, China and Africa.” Gouweloose also added: “In addition, DHL provides 64 road connections from Brussels directly to major business destinations in Europe. This will further reinforce the important position of Brussels in the European and global network, and strengthen Belgian trade connections with the rest of the world.”
Benefits for DHL customers will include later pick-up times, as well as the new facility helping with the demand from cross-border e-commerce. Danny Van Himste, Managing Director DHL Express Belgium and Luxembourg, has said: “We strongly believe that this investment will not only stimulate further development of the export activities of Belgian companies, but also meet the rising demand created by international e-commerce.”