DHL Express has invested €93 million in a hub at Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, quadrupling its capacity in Madrid.
The 14,000m2 building, which includes offices, will facilitate the sorting of 24,500 packages per hour including packages and envelopes and create 200 additional jobs.
The 32,000m2 hub has a total of 176 loading docks enabling 160 road movements a day, as well as 10 daily flights operated by DHL’s own aircraft, and 30 daily commercial flights servicing 20 international destinations, mostly in Latin America.
John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express says: “Customers from our traditional sectors as well as e-commerce customers in both private B2C as well as businesses who are driving their own B2B growth agendas through e-commerce will benefit from the investment. With this new hub in Madrid, we are connecting sellers and consumers around the world with even greater speed and efficiency.”
Miguel Borras, managing director of DHL Express Spain and Portugal says: “This new hub is a critical nexus between Europe and the LATAM countries. Thanks to this, we could connect businesses from all industries and private consumers alike, and enable them to leverage from the increasingly growing e-commerce worldwide.”