International shipping company DHL has cut the ribbon on its new DHL Express service center in Indianapolis. The company invested nearly $8 million to relocate to the facility on the city’s east side that is nearly double the size of its previous location.
The newly-constructed facility, located at 345 Strategy Drive, includes nearly 43,000 square feet of warehouse and office space and nearly double the number of vehicle load positions, according to DHL.
The company says the new facility will increase shipment capacity and enable faster shipment processing, which will result in earlier delivery times.
“Our continued investments in Indianapolis, including the planning for a battery electric delivery fleet, ensures we can successfully grow with our import and export customers in a sustainable way,” Nemer Abohasen, vice president and general manager for DHL in the Midwest, said in written remarks. “Indianapolis continues to be one of the largest state exporters of goods, and we’re perfectly positioned to support businesses and their need to expand beyond their borders.”
DHL says the facility will provide space for continued growth over the next decade.
The company adds the facility is close to achieving LEED certification and will soon be home to battery electric pickup and delivery vehicles. As part of the construction, 45 advanced EV charging systems have been installed throughout the warehouse.