DHL invests in new hub at Brussels Airport

  • Investment of EUR 114 million
  • New 31,500 m² sorting centre and 5,000 m² office complex
  • Hub will create 200 new jobs by 2020
  • Strengthening of Belgian trade connections and export possibilities

Bonn/Brüssel, 02/12/2015, 11:00 AM CET

DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, will invest in the construction of a new, state-of-the-art hub at Brussels Airport. This will further strengthen the position of Brussels within the European and worldwide DHL network. The EUR 114 million investment in the Brussels Hub will triple capacity from 12,000 to 39,500 shipments per hour thanks to the modernization of the sorting technologies used, allowing DHL to respond to expected further growth in international express shipments. The hub will reinforce DHL’s status as a major employer in Belgium and is expected to create 200 new jobs by 2020.

The original Brussels facility was set up in 1985 as a regional hub. In the last five years, Brussels has enjoyed solid double-digit volume growth. Due to this continuous growth and its central location in Europe, the Brussels Hub is increasingly being used as an international and transit hub, which means that the current hub is nearing 100% of its capacity. DHL’s decision to invest in a new hub has been driven by the logistics needs resulting from the continuous growth of volumes from Brussels in recent years, as well as the availability of a skilled workforce in the region.


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