Site Selection January 2012 : Page 58

U Americas and Asia,” said Jim Barber, president, UPS Europe. “This invest-ment demonstrates our long-term PS and Deutsche Post DHL have air hub due to its excellent location, the major logistics projects in the works area’s well developed road network and confi dence in, and commitment to, the European economy and its businesses in Germany. infrastructure, the good local weather that continue to produce goods sought UPS is signifi cantly expanding its Eu-conditions for year-round fl ight opera-after the world over.” ropean air hub facilities at the Cologne/ tions, the airport’s excellent runway UPS already is the largest employer Bonn Airport. The project, expected to system and its proximity to a skilled and at Cologne/Bonn Airport with almost cost an estimated $200 million, is the fl exible work force. 2,300 employees. The company’s largest-expansion is expected ever facility investment to create up to 200 new outside the U.S. Due jobs at the hub by the to be completed by the end of 2013, a fi gure that end of 2013, the project will rise further as new will equip the existing capacity is utilized. facility with addi-Deutsche Post DHL is tional state-of-the-art investing over $1 billion technology, including in its German parcel a major extension to delivery infrastructure. the existing building. Its goal is to speed up its This extension would package delivery times to be partially dedicated that of a letter (typically to processing larger freight shipments. To-UPS is expanding its facility at the Cologne/Bonn airport. Photo courtesy of UPS one to two business days in Germany). gether, these initiatives At the beginning of the year, “The Cologne hub has served us well will signifi cantly increase the hub’s Deutsche Post DHL began testing new for 25 years and continues to be exactly package sorting capacity from today’s sorting solutions at three pilot loca-where we need it in order to best serve 110,000 to 190,000 packages per hour. tions in Greven, Kizingen and Neuwied. our customers on the important trading UPS said it originally chose Cologne/ The tests have resulted in a 40-percent lanes within Europe and beyond to the Bonn as the location for its European Huge Logistics Growth in Store for Germany 58 JANUARY 2012 SITE SELECTION Write in #380 for free info.

Wallonia Investment and Trade Office.

Using a screen reader? Click Here