DHL announced the opening of a new facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Representing an investment of $2.1 million, this new facility will help DHL Express meet the growing demands of international shipping customers and help to streamline logistics and shipping for energy sector organizations. Additionally, it will provide Alberta’s SME companies better access to international markets. The new facility opening is the second milestone in DHL’s current commitment to the Alberta market. In September 2014, the company invested more than $2 million to launch a new commercial flight route to Calgary and Edmonton.

Located at the Edmonton International Airport, the 1,301-square-metre facility is more than three times the size of DHL’s previous facility. The facility will allow direct loading from the belt to the van, making this stage of shipping much more efficient. It will provide Edmonton customers with a full range of shipping and logistics services such as courier, back office, import and export.

“DHL is focused on growing its business internationally and in the Canadian market by concentrating on core strengths and seizing the opportunity in new growth areas, and the Alberta region is an excellent example of a market that’s perfectly suited for its services.” said Greg Hewitt, President, DHL Express Canada. “By working to offer services that meet and exceed the needs of Alberta’s vibrant business community, we have grown inbound volumes at 14 per cent year over year in the Alberta market over the last two years. The investments we’re making in this region will help us to continue and build on this trend.”