DHL has increased the size of its depot in Kent by six times from 4,000 sq ft to 24,000 sq ft to cope with a 40 per cent increase in exporting volumes in the region.
DHL Express UK & Ireland CEO Phil Couchman said: “This strategic investment in the Maidstone area is reflective of the strength of our growing logistics network in the UK. We plan on continuing our investment where we see opportunities for future growth, and maintain and build on the high standards we deliver for our customers.”
The new service centre offers international (express parcel) services to and from the UK, including a drop off and collection facility at the site. It has the most efficient operational processes and equipment introduced, and investment in the latest heating and lighting standards, which further improve DHL’s environmental impact. The site is also equipped with the latest technology and up to date mechanical handling equipment, which allow it to deal effectively with the volume growth now and in the future.