DHL Express has invested $2.8 million in a new service facility a three minute drive from Tucson International Airport to handle increasing demand.
The new facility is nearly double the size of the previous one at 23,462 square feet of warehouse and office space and is needed to meet higher volumes of international shipping particularly from cross-border trade with Mexico.
The new service centre allows for an expanded capacity of 23 routes and features a conveyor sort system that can handle thousands of packages an hour.
DHL Express vice president and general manager for the Western US, John Fox said: “As the world’s leader in international shipping, DHL is able to quickly respond to the explosive growth in international e-commerce we’re seeing throughout the country, including in the Tucson area.
“Our new facility is addressing the overall increase in international shipping volume among all of our Tucson-based customers.”