Increasing e-commerce demand has prompted parcel delivery giant DHL to relocate its local service center to a new, more centralized location at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
“DHL takes the initiative as the world’s leader in international shipping to make targeted investments in areas experiencing growth so that we can continually provide the highest level of customer service,” said Nemer Abohasen, vice president and general manager for the Midwest U.S., DHL Express. “Our new location at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport is an example of that effort.”
DHL invested $1.6 million in the new location, which is located at 1940 Cargo Road. The facility will have 100 employees and operate 70 vehicles. The new location will create more efficiencies and allow earlier deliveries and later pickup times for customers.
In a statement on the new facility, DHL noted a strong local economy as another factor in its relocation on the airport grounds: “The Minneapolis / St. Paul market has seen steady job growth and is also home to many well-respected companies from various industries, including medical, financial, retail, agriculture, packaged goods, energy, technology, and precision manufacturing. DHL has also seen impressive growth locally in the e-commerce and life sciences sectors.”
DHL is owned by the Germany-based Deutsche Post DHL Group. The global logistics company employs 380,000 people in 220 countries. The company delivers 1.5 billion packages a year.