Hermes Germany has opened a new logistics centre in the Halle/Leipzig metropolitan area, with an investment of €38 million, as part of its ongoing €300 million investment programme to modernise and expand the capacity of its logistics infrastructure. The high-performance distribution centre between Halle and Leipzig, located in the Kabelsketal district of Grosskugel, a town in Saxony-Anhalt, will handle more than 200,000 consignments per day right from the start of operations in May, with about 200 new jobs to be created on site. It is the sixth of nine logistics centres which Hamburg-based ECE is constructing for Hermes Germany as part of the long-term investment project. The five other logistics centres in Hamburg, in Bad Rappenau near Heilbronn, in Mainz, in Ketzin near Berlin and in Graben near Augsburg are already operational. The facility is conveniently located in the immediate proximity of the A9 and A14 motorways and other federal highways, as well as Leipzig/Halle Airport. Like all new Hermes logistics centres, the Kabelsketal logistics centre has been awarded the gold certification of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The certificate recognises exemplary handling of resources and the environment. In addition to ergonomic and barrier-free workplaces, including height-adjustable tables, the new Leipzig facility is also surrounded by extensive green areas, which have been developed in cooperation with the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU).