DHL e-Commerce Solutions recently announced a €560m investment plan across its UK e-commerce operation, DHL Parcel UK.

The expansion plans are a result of continued company growth and overall demand for its e-commerce and B2B services, and a 40% volume uplift since 2020.

To meet this growth plan, Fives, a long-time DHL partner, will be in charge of automating the entire facility: a new 269,097ft2 hub, which will open in early 2023 at Segro Park Coventry Gateway, located south of Coventry Airport.

The hub will have Fives intralogistics solutions installed which will allow for automatic sorting of items of different sizes and weights at a ‘high speed’.

Richard Wenham, Head of Operational Support at DHL Parcel UK said: “We chose Fives for its ability to really understand our business and help us build a system that can handle the majority of the products we process.”