After a construction period of ten months, the Mannheim depot was connected to the German GLS network at the end of October 2019. GLS invested around 15 million Euros in the new building, which replaces the previous one located only a few hundred metres away. The heart of the 10,000 square metre sorting hall is the modern parcel sorting plant. In combination with 30 loading and 15 unloading gates and a yard area of around 30,000 square metres, it enables a smooth parcel flow of up to 80,000 parcels a day, twice as many as in the old depot.
For shippers, this means reliable transit times and consistently high quality – even with increasing volumes. A plus for the environment: eVehicles will soon be used for delivery from the depot. Initially, four ultra-modern rapid charging stations are available to supply them with power.