DHL’s €25 million express facility construction project in the Austrian city of Linz has just gone into operation after a successful construction project, according to Dutch system supplier VanRiet. The 9,000sqm DHL Express location at Linz-Hörsching Airport is a combined service centre, sorting facility and main handling centre, with access to DHL Express aircraft that fly to the DHL air freight hubs in Brussels and Leipzig four and five times a week, respectively. As such, the new parcel centre required a sorting system with a high degree of flexibility and the ability to handle the complexities of simultaneously supplying a road hub, an air gateway and a courier service centre. This is what VanRiet's HC Sorter provides. Ken Straetman, DHL’s Linz-Hörsching project manager, commented: “When DHL Express Austria issues a tender for a sorting system, we do not only want the best technical solution, but we also look for a strong partner who understands our business. The express business is growing at a fast pace with an increasing complexity of requirements, therefore we need flexible solutions and a supplier that can provide these within a tight schedule. Since we worked with VanRiet before we are convinced that they can deliver high quality solutions IN TIME… and that is what the express business is all about.”