DHL Express, the world’s largest and most modern shipping logistics company, opened Israel’s largest and most advanced automated sorting centre on Wednesday.
The new facility is expected to cost roughly $50 million, making it the company’s biggest investment in Israel to date. It spans three levels and has a total area of 9,000 square meters, with 2,000 meters of conveyor belts.
It has the capacity to process 19,000 items per hour and, because it is automated, each package is sorted and delivered to a courier in less than 2.5 minutes.
The facility is designed for sustainability and energy efficiency, with solar panels and water reused for car washing. It also has the necessary infrastructure to accommodate an entire fleet of electric vehicles.
DHL built the plant to help it achieve its aim of being carbon-neutral by 2030.
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