On February 1, 2023, DHL 2-Mann-Handling opened a new logistics site in Landsberg (Saxony-Anhalt) to create additional capacities for large and bulky goods such as furniture from major business customers based in the region and in Eastern Europe. Across the new site, which spans approximately 33,000 m2 and includes a storage area of around 12,100 m2, around 70 employees from the new cooperation partner Maintrans Solutions will work in a two-shift system, processing up to 7,000 packaging units (colli) per day and preparing them for delivery to end customers. In addition to the central multi-customer site in Ludwigsau, Landsberg is the second hub for DHL 2-Mann-Handling, Deutsche Post DHL Group's large and bulky goods specialist within the Post & Parcel Germany division.

"We have registered encouraging, double-digit percentage growth in the past two years," says Beate Seeher, Managing Director at DHL 2-Mann-Handling GmbH. "More and more customers are ordering goods such as furniture, washing machines or large TVs online, and we expect this trend to continue. With its attractive location in the Halle (Saale), Leipzig and Bitterfeld-Wolfen tri-city area, our new logistics site in Landsberg will enable us to manage these additional volumes with faster processing times, and thus provides the foundation for further growth."

Brenda Klee, Managing Director at the Maintrans Group, is looking forward to the collaboration: "E-commerce and the online mail-order business are strategic growth markets for the Maintrans Group. We develop and implement tailored customer solutions in the areas of cross-docking, sorting and last-mile operations. We are very pleased that our cross-docking concept at the Landsberg site convinced DHL 2-Mann-Handling GmbH and that we are realizing this project together."

DHL 2-Mann-Handling specializes in the transport and delivery of large and bulky goods and has a total of around 400 employees in Germany. Items are sent to more than 30 regional DHL transport partners across Germany from the central hub in Ludwigsau and, effective immediately, the additional site in Landsberg. They are then delivered to the end customer's preferred delivery point at a time arranged in advance by telephone, including installation if necessary.

Due to its higher capacities and more attractive location, DHL 2-Mann-Handling's new logistics facility in Landsberg replaces the previous hub operated with Metro Logistics in Reichenbach (Thuringia).

Source: Deutsche Post DHL