Sorted: DHL Express expands Madrid hub with €93m investment

DHL Express has opened a new facility at Madrid’s Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport to strengthen the Spanish hub’s importance for international commerce, especially between Europe and Latin America.

The 14,500 sq m building, including offices, will quadruple DHL Express’ capacity in Madrid with “high-quality infrastructure and the newest technologies,” enabling 24,500 packages per hour to be sorted. The hub represents an investment of €93m and will result in the creation of 200 additional jobs.

John Pearson, chief executive of DHL Express, said: “With this latest investment in our infrastructure, we are further expanding the capabilities of our European and global network, enabling continued growth supported by a platform of quality.

“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.”

The hub, now with an enlarged footprint of 32,000 sq m, has a total of 176 loading docks enabling 160 road movements each 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.

Miguel Borrás, managing director, DHL Express Spain and Portugal, said: “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”.

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