DHL RELOCATES TO A NEW, LARGER FACILITY IN MISSOURI
Press Release: Weston, FL June 6, 2023
- The new distribution center will include automation to process more volume and serve a larger number of customers in the Midwest region
- The approximately $18 million investment is for a facility that is double in size of the previous distribution center in Missouri
DHL eCommerce Solutions, a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, announces it has relocated to a 124,700 square-foot wholly-owned distribution center in Kansas City to meet growing demand in the region. The approximately $18 million investment enables DHL eCommerce Solutions to process more domestic volume and ship throughout the U.S. Midwest region with more than 125 full-time employees.
The new facility, located at 11500 North Congress, Kansas City, MO 64153, is conveniently located five miles from the Kansas City International Airport and two major freeways (I-435 Loop and I-29). The insulated facility is temperature-controlled and combines warehouse, conference, training, and office spaces. The custom-built facility on close to 11 acres was constructed with environmentally friendly features, such as two EV charging stations, LED lighting, HE HVAC, roller shade windows, and clerestory windows with glazing.
The new facility is double the size of DHL eCommerce Solutions’ previous location at 11401 Moog Dr., St. Louis, and can process more than double the number of parcels and packages. The Kansas City distribution center has two NPI Gen3 Xstream Dual Lane Sliding Shoe Sorters that process 28,000 parcels per hour to different bin destinations such as tubs, carts, and gaylords.
“The Kansas City metropolitan area is rapidly expanding, and it’s the perfect location for DHL eCommerce Solutions to have a larger, fully customized facility that will assist us in growing our footprint in the Midwest,” said Lee Spratt, CEO of DHL eCommerce Solutions, Americas.
Kansas City is part of DHL eCommerce Solutions’ plans to expand throughout the U.S. Since February 2023, the company has moved its Stow, Ohio operation to a nearby new wholly-owned building and its Salt Lake City distribution center to a larger facility close to its previous location.