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DHL Freight breaks ground on new site in Villingen-Schwenningen

03/31/2022, 03:00 PM CEST

Reacting to rising demand, DHL Freight will have an additional approximately 5,780 square meters of hall and office space at its disposal there.

Groundbreaking Villingen-Schwenningen
f.l.t.r.: Dr. Thomas Vogel, CEO DHL Freight DACH, Jürgen Roth, Mayor Villingen-Schwenningen,Thomas Hilzinger, Black Forest Terminal Manager DHL Freight, Gunter Bosch, Area Manager South, DHL Freight
  • New freight terminal to supplement DHL Freight network in southern Germany
  • Efficiency and service quality improvement to serve rising demand for transport capacities
  • New site planned for completion in September 2022

Bonn - DHL Freight is further expanding its transport network in southwestern Baden-Württemberg with a new site in Villingen-Schwenningen. Reacting to rising demand, DHL Freight will have an additional approximately 5,780 square meters of hall and office space at its disposal there to support international and domestic customers with tailored logistics solutions and transport management in road transport. In line with Deutsche Post DHL Group's Sustainability Roadmap, DHL Freight has committed to making all new buildings carbon neutral, and as such the new site satisfies state-of-the-art building and environmental standards. The building is air-conditioned using electric heat pumps. Furthermore, the electricity required for its operation is generated entirely from renewable energies. The new DHL Freight terminal is planned for completion in September 2022. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Mayor of Villingen-Schwenningen Jürgen Roth, DHL Freight DACH CEO Dr. Thomas Vogel, DHL Freight Area Manager South Gunter Bosch and Black Forest Terminal Manager Thomas Hilzinger of DHL Freight.

"It is important that we continue to systematically expand our transport network in Germany," said Dr. Thomas Vogel, CEO of DHL Freight DACH. "The continuous modernization and expansion of handling and transport capacities is a crucial factor in offering our customers efficient logistics solutions and top-quality service. Our new terminal in Villingen-Schwenningen strengthens our presence in southern Germany and will also allow us to provide the best possible service in the area between Lake Constance and Albstadt/Balingen in the Schwarzwald-Baar district."

As a further hub in the DHL Freight network, the Villingen-Schwenningen terminal will deliver primarily to customers in the automotive supply, medical technology and mechanical engineering sectors. With a total of 26 loading bays, the facility will be able to process some 800 incoming and outgoing domestic and international transport shipments daily. 

The expansion and development of the dense network is a key element of DHL Freight’s corporate strategy aimed at continuing to provide customers with fast, reliable and high-quality transport and logistics solutions. By expanding the network of smaller locations, the company wants to improve customers’ access to domestic and international transport routes at the regional level.

David Stöppler

Spokesperson for DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Freight, DHL eCommerce

DHL Group
Charles-de-Gaulle-Str. 20
53113 Bonn

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