With the recently completed construction phase II, the largest construction project in the history of DHL Express Austria is near its final completion. About 10 per cent of the nearly 9,000 m² of hall and office space still needs to be set up to provide around 180 employees with a modern workplace at the Linz-Hörsching location, the express service provider informs in a press release.
In particular, the state-of-the-art sorting plant is revolutionary. In the current and final phase of construction, the VanRiet sorter will allow to handle around 6000 parcels per hour with a total weight of 325 tonnes per day.
Special emphasis is placed on the safety of customer shipments. Ken Straetman (Project Manager Linz-Hörsching): “Our sorting technology is very focused on avoiding mistakes. This allows sensors to detect any free space on the conveyor belt at any time, and by means of the zipper system, each parcel is given a position that prevents any contact between the packages and thus damage.”
Particular attention is also paid to the energy-efficient use of all technology at the site. The lighting of the premises and outdoor areas is based on sensor-assisted control and is equipped with presence, or motion and daylight detection. This means that lighting is only supplied in areas where work is actually done and adapted to the amount of daylight that is available. If the desired/required light intensity is not achieved, the intelligent lighting system adds just as much light as needed.
For the first time DHL Express also uses the roof areas for photovoltaic. With Fronius as the operator, electricity will be fed into the grid by means of a 400 kWp system. In addition to CO2, the specialist in the international shipping and courier business contributes 63,000 kilograms and reduces the carbon footprint by a further 11 per cent.