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On 7 September 2019, the courier service provider DPD will open its new facility with the size of 16 football stadiums. In the long run, the hub will handle 200,000 shipments per day.

Initially, 80,000 parcels will be handled in an area of 122,000 sqm. Over time, this number is expected to reach 200,000 shipments. DPD currently employs 350 people in its new warehouse in Hamm (North Rhine-Westphalia). According to the company’s plans, more than 800 people will be employed there. The hub will serve customers from the Ruhr and the Sauerland and Münsterland regions.

Up to 30,000 parcels per hour

At the heart of the new warehouse is a sorting system that can handle up to 30,000 parcels per hour. Initially, however, it will work at a rate of 17,500 per hour. The total length of the belts amounts to 7.5 km. According to DPD, the new hub in Hamm will replace the previous regional parcel warehouse in Unna-Königsborn. Around 150 trucks are expected to arrive at the warehouse every day, and in the future, another 300 trucks will have to be added to this number.

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