DHL Express opens new purpose-built facility in Blarney, Co. Cork

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  • Investment of €11.7 million further enhances DHL Express operations in Ireland
  • Increase from 2,308 usable sq.m in the current facility, to 14,980 sq.m in the new Blarney facility
  • New sorting and scanning systems enable greater efficiency and more operational capacities than before

A major investment in the Munster region by leading express service provider DHL Express, has come to fruition with opening of its new state of the art logistics hub in Blarney, County Cork. DHL has been operating its express service in Cork since 1979 and this new facility is a testament to the company’s long-term commitment to the area.

Despite a challenging and turbulent few years, DHL’s focus on maintaining operations and service levels to customers has remained constant. This €11.7m investment into the new purpose-built Cork facility will allow the company to more efficiently service and deliver for customers across Ireland.

Commenting on the opening, Bernard McCarthy, Managing Director at DHL Express Ireland said: “We’re delighted to open our new purpose built facility in Blarney Business Park which provides a great base to service our many customers in Cork and across the South-Western region.  Through the pandemic with pressure and congestion in global supply chains, access to international express services has become even more important for Irish businesses trading internationally.  In that regard this new facility provides further scope and capacity to manage the volume growth that we are experiencing and in so doing further improve our service offering to our local customer base.”

This facility in Blarney Business Park sees a significant increase in terms of sorting capacity, from 2,308 total usable sq.m in the current facility, to over 14,980 sq.m in the new facility. This will facilitate significant growth in the DHL business, as well its customers, with the capability to handle 60 routes at a time.

This state of the art facility comes just 3 and half years after the opening of a similarly impressive facility in Shannon, County Clare in November 2018 and it was built in full compliance with the latest guidelines of the Deutsche Post DHL Group GoGreen strategy for new facilities, inspired by sustainability, safety and efficiency. The new location in Blarney Business Park can be found at the following address: DHL Express Ireland, Block 9004, Blarney Business Park, Blarney, County Cork, T23 HY2D.