DHL opens second Dallas-area facility

Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL recently announced it has opened a new $6.2 million, 50,000 square-foot facility in Carrollton, Texas, which will serve the East Dallas area. This is the company’s second Dallas area-based facility.

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Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL recently announced it has opened a new $6.2 million, 50,000 square-foot facility in Carrollton, Texas, which will serve the East Dallas area. This is the company’s second Dallas area-based facility.

Company officials said the opening of this facility reflects the growth in shipments from businesses in the Dallas area that are active in global trade, as well steady e-commerce growth.

DHL said this facility will offer various services, including providing international shipments for things ranging from envelopes and small parcels to palletized and containerized freight. And it added that this facility processes thousands of packages on a daily basis through its fully automated sort system, as well as incorporating environmental features like LED lighting in the 45,000 square-foot warehouse, on and off sensors for lighting to conserve electricity and electric forklifts.

This facility will employ around 70 staffers, which includes 45 couriers that handle pickup and delivery, with its primary customers being technology and e-commerce companies.

“Our new location in the Dallas metroplex will provide our customers with even greater convenience for their international shipping needs,” said Chet Paul, General Manager for DHL Express, Southeast U.S., in a statement. “They’ll have more time to prepare their packages for pickup, receive their deliveries earlier, and they have the option of dropping off shipments right at the facility. This new location is one more example of how DHL makes targeted investments focused on infrastructure, people and technology, so that we can continually provide the highest level of customer service.”

A DHL spokesman told LM that the company is seeing steady growth from just about all industry sectors, specifically e-commerce companies and small businesses, which led the company to increase its capacity to growth along with its customers.

A chief benefit of this new facility for DHL customers, he added, is that DHL will be able to provide a later pick-up window so customers will have more time to prepare their packages for pick-up, and DHL will also be able to deliver earlier than before.

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