During a ceremony on October 3, 2017 attended by Governor of Karlovy Vary region, DHL Supply Chain has presented the building shell of its new distribution center in Panattoni Park Cheb. The contract logistics specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group is extending existing warehouse capacity by 30,000 m2. The new warehouse will be exclusively operated for the Estée Lauder Companies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of prestige beauty products. The new DHL distribution center is expected to create up to 200 jobs in Cheb and its surrounding areas. The location is scheduled to go online early 2018.
"We are delighted to to provide our premium and highly comprehensive services to such a prestigious customer as Estée Lauder," says Oscar de Bok, CEO of DHL Supply Chain Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Commencement of collaboration with Estée Lauder is an important milestone for us. I am convinced that with our strong team, our wide range of value-added services and our state-of-the-art technologies and innovations, we will be able to meet the high expectations of Estée Lauder."
“On behalf of The Estée Lauder Companies, we want to thank our longterm partners, DHL and the Cheb community, as our company continues to enhance its EMEA regional Supply Chain capabilities to further become more agile and flexible. DHL has been and continues to be a longstanding partner with The Estée Lauder Companies” shared Jamal Chamariq, Senior Vice President Supply Chain, The Estée Lauder Companies
“I am extremely happy that DHL has settled in so well in Cheb. After expansion, it will be operating logistics services here over a respectable area of 45,000 m2, which only goes to confirm the successful long-term collaboration between this global leader in the field of logistics and Panattoni Europe. Panattoni Park Cheb is located in the immediate vicinity of a great connection to the German motorway network and also a rail freight terminal in the Bavarian city of Hof, a point of departure for direct trains to ports on the North Sea and the Baltic.” says Pavel Sovička, CEO of Panattoni Europe for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The new distribution center will use modern technologies and environmentally-friendly solutions. Employees will pick goods with the aid of voice commands and their work will be subject to first-class safety checks. The building will also include energy-saving LED lights and intelligent control systems which reduce light emissions and energy consumption. This emphasis on automation and sustainable development stems from the long-term objectives of DHL and is also in line with the GoGreen program. Deutsche Post DHL Group committed to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050, as well as mid-term to train and certify 80 per cent of the employees as GoGreen specialists by 2025.