Major delivery companies Pitney Bowes and DHL Freight are expanding their footprints to enhance their core capabilities.
Pitney Bowes announced the opening of a new Presort Services Mega Center in Las Vegas.
The 175,000-square-foot facility is the company’s largest Presort Services operating center and will be the first to process First-Class letters and flats, marketing mail letters, flats and parcels, and bound printed matter all in a single facility.
“We are excited to launch Pitney Bowes first Presort Services Mega Center in the Las Vegas community,” said Debbie Pfeiffer, president of Pitney Bowes Presort Services. “This site is strategically located within our West Region Mail Exchange to create network efficiencies and transportation synergies that will help us meet the demands of mailers and shippers large and small. It will feature our fastest and most efficient conveyors and automation equipment and will create exciting opportunities for employees who want to advance their careers while learning to work across all Pitney Bowes Presort Services product offerings.”
The new Mega Center will service mail volumes from Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and throughout the Pacific Northwest. The center is currently processing First-Class letters and marketing mail letters and will add First-Class flats, marketing mail flats and bound printed matter by June. It will employ more than 200 full-time workers.
Pitney Bowes Presort Services is the largest workshare partner of the United States Parcel Service, helping mailers of all sizes capture measurable postage savings while simplifying the complexity of sending mail and parcels. In 2021, Pitney Bowes presorted more than 17 billion pieces of mail and parcels.
DHL Freight opened a new logistics terminal in the Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia.
The new terminal replaces an old location to process the increased logistics volume and further ensure DHL Group’s standards of sustainable services and comes as DHL Freight is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the country.
“With the new DHL Freight terminal, we are adding another important hub in Eastern Europe for road freight services, especially for providing fast and easy access to logistics solutions to our customers in the Sofia region,” said Uwe Brinks, CEO of DHL Freight. “Our goal is to improve and modernize our logistics service constantly and make the entire supply chain more environmentally friendly.”
The building is equipped with new technologies and modern warehouse software to expand the logistic capacities that manage all services. The terminal also offers capabilities for X-Dock activities with 11 automated and two specialized ramps for vans, storage of ADR [dangerous] goods, bonded storage and a logistics area of 3,000-square-meter high racking storage for more than 6,000 pallets.
In addition, the new facility has essential transport connections to Sofia that allow smooth and fast transport of goods throughout the region. Allocated parking spaces enable a well-regulated dispatch of all trucks to ensure a simplified loading and unloading of shipments. Overall, DHL is creating more than 100 workplaces on-site with its renewed location in Sofia.