DHL expands size of its Connecticut service center
DHL Express has expanded its international express shipping capabilities in the state, spending $4 million to nearly double the size of its service center operation in West Hartford.
The expansion funded an additional 16,000 square feet to the facility at 141 South St., according to Reiner Wolfs, DHL Express vice president and general manager of the Northeast. DHL also added new state-of-the-art processing equipment at the service center, which now is 38,000 square feet, Wolfs said in a statement.
The facility serves customers from Torrington to the Connecticut shoreline as well as much of western Massachusetts.
“As industries including e-commerce, aerospace, manufacturing, machinery and equipment and technology continue to boom in the Hartford market, we needed to expand to ensure we had the capabilities and capacity to best serve our customers as they continue to operate within a competitive global marketplace,” Wolfs said.“We are confident that with the expanded facility and efficient design, we will be able to further exceed customer expectations.”
With more space and newer machinery, the service center has doubled its sorting capacity for inbound packages, he said.
Much of the client base the service center serves are business-to-business customers, although the facility also processes e-commerce packages, as well, said Robert Mintz, a DHL Express spokesman. The service center is staffed by 50 employees, Mintz said.
DHL Express is the international delivery division of DHL, which was founded 50 years ago in San Francisco. DHL is a subsidiary of the German logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL.