The $7.7 million facility is nearly double the size of DHL’s previous Indianapolis location, and will increase shipment capacity and drive faster shipment processing, company officials said.
The newly constructed center features 42,600 square feet of warehousing and office space. It includes upgraded material handling equipment, and nearly double the number of available courier vehicle load positions–from 22 to 45–around two conveyor belts.
“This not only gives the operation the space needed to grow over the next decade, but also improves first-stop delivery times for its delivery services by at least 20 minutes in the local market,” the company said in a press release.
The new facility handles U.S. domestic as well as time-definite international shipments to and from the 220 countries and territories DHL serves. Its advanced material handling system can process up to 3,000 pieces per hour (PPH), the company said.
Officials also said DHL has installed 45 advanced electric vehicle (EV) charging systems throughout the warehouse in anticipation of adding electric pickup and delivery vehicles.