DHL Express has opened its new state of the art logistics hub in Blarney, Co. Cork. DHL has been operating its express service in Cork since 1979 and the significant investment into this new facility is a testament to the company’s long-term commitment to the region.
Despite a challenging and turbulent few years, DHL’s focus on maintaining operations and service levels to customers has remained constant. This €11.7m investment into the new purpose-built Cork facility will allow the company to more efficiently service and deliver for customers across Ireland.
Comments Bernard McCarthy, Managing Director at DHL Express Ireland: “We’re delighted to open our new purpose built facility in Blarney Business Park which provides a great base to service our many customers in Cork and across the South-Western region. Through the pandemic with pressure and congestion in global supply chains, access to international express services has become even more important for Irish businesses trading internationally. In that regard this new facility provides further scope and capacity to manage the volume growth that we are experiencing and in so doing further improve our service offering to our local customer base.”
This facility in Blarney Business Park sees a significant increase in terms of sorting capacity, from 2,308 total usable sqm in the current facility, to over 14,980 sqm in the new facility. This will facilitate significant growth in the DHL business, as well its customers, with the capability to handle 60 routes at a time.
This state of the art facility comes just three and half years after the opening of a similarly impressive facility in Shannon, Co. Clare in November 2018 and it was built in full compliance with the latest guidelines of the Deutsche Post DHL Group GoGreen strategy for new facilities, inspired by sustainability, safety and efficiency.