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Did you know? Exciting yellow-red facts

Venous scanner to get from A to B and 2,200 tons of cargo in one night? There are probably a few more facts about the DHL and the DHL Hub Leipzig that are sure to amaze you. Five of them you are about to learn!

Why is the logo yellow-red?

Let's start with the origins: When DHL was founded in 1969 by Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn, the logo initially consisted of white capital letters on a red shape. Over the years, the logo has changed in line with the times. The DHL takeover of Deutsche Post resulted in the red DHL font being given a yellow background. The developers of the logo associated the yellow color with a feeling of speed which suits a logistics company. Also due to the italic font, the figurative mark represents a stronger sense of movement.

For 21 years now, the classic DHL logo has accompanied us through our everyday life.

How much freight in one night?

But let’s come back to the equally yellow-red hub in Leipzig. The total freight that is sorted on the apron in one night has a weight of 2,200 tons. You might not be able to imagine that much underneath. To make it a little more visual: imagine 366 male elephants – what a number! It's easy to imagine what's going on in one night. Every handle has to fit, every team is coordinated to be able to ride the 366 elephants every night.

High five for safety

A vein scan over the palm of your hand as a safety measure? Yeah, you heard right. We also have a security check. Does this look familiar to you? That's right, it's kind of like an airport. However, without boarding pass, but with employee ID. The individual vein profile is stored on it. The Security Check is not only therefore to scan the ID, but also the hand must be scan so that the barrier opens. The veins in the hand run differently with each person.

By the way, a venous scan is just as individual as a fingerprint.

Above the clouds in the flight simulator

Since the opening of the Aviation Training Center in 2020, DHL pilots have the opportunity to go through different flight scenarios in flight simulators at the Hub in Leipzig. Pilots can use this training method to practice situations such as flying through a bad weather front regularly. The Aviation Training Center houses two flight simulators – for an Airbus A300 and a Boeing 757, each of which is an exact replica of the aircraft cockpits.

The realistic flight simulators offer optimal training for DHL pilots.

Learn together for each other

Did you know that the DHL Hub Leipzig offers its own sign language courses for its employees? At first, this may sound like an unusual training course. But it’s not, considering that deaf and hearing-impaired colleagues have been working at the Hub since 2020. In order to reduce communication barriers, all LEJ Hub colleagues have the opportunity to learn the basics of sign language. Sign interpreters are also present at internal events.

Well, did you know all these facts? The DHL Hub Leipzig really has a lot to offer – There's no standstill here. - Jona Angermann