On 21 April, DHL Supply Chain, the subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced they ahd broken ground on a new distribution centre.
The site, located in Rheinbach near Bonn, Germany, will facilitate the firm’s power management customer.
The 35,000sqm, highly automated storage facility is expected to be operational by that start of 2019.
The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Stefan Raetz, Mayor of Rheinbach, Oscar de Bok, CEO of MLEMEA DHL Supply Chain, Karsten Schwarz, CEO of Germany & Alps DHL Supply Chain, Frank Campbell, President of Corporate and Electrical at Eaton EMEA, and Klaus Gäb, Vice President Supply Chain at Eaton EMEA.
“The construction start for the new warehouse in Rheinbach is another important step in our strategic partnership, in which DHL is building and managing three integrated, high-performance distribution centers for Eaton in Europe,” explains Karsten Schwarz.
“This investment reflects the trust and strategic partnership we have with Eaton, who have leveraged our logistics expertise for the past decade.”
DHL and Eaton have made a deal for the supply chain firm to support Eaton’s European electrical business from three sites – in Germany, the UK, and the Czech Republic – for three years.