Thursday, 06 13, 2013
Mandy Lambert 502-564-4886
International logistics leader inaugurates its newly
expanded hub for the Americas; project represents a $105 million, four-year
ERLANGER, Ky. (June 13, 2013) – Governor Steve
Beshear today joined DHL and local officials to unveil the company’s newly
expanded and upgraded global hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
International Airport (CVG). DHL Express, a division of leading global
logistics company DHL, has invested $105 million over the past four years to
enhance infrastructure and add state-of-the-art sorting capabilities to meet
“DHL Express is a valuable resource in the Commonwealth, not
only for our strong logistics network, but in particular for the northern
Kentucky community, which has benefited from the company’s continued investment
and development,” said Gov. Beshear. “DHL’s partnership with the Cincinnati/Northern
Kentucky International Airport and with our state has created economic growth
now and for years to come.”
The expansion includes a new 180,000-square-foot sorting
facility specifically designed to accommodate larger express shipments, an
expanded south ramp for additional wide-body aircraft, an employee and pilot
building, and a facility-wide information technology upgrade. The expanded
global hub sits at the heart of the DHL U.S. network, with flights connecting
customers from more than 220 countries and territories worldwide to every
corner of the United States. In addition to global hubs in Hong Kong and
Germany, the CVG hub completes the backbone of the DHL intercontinental
“The completion of the CVG hub is a further milestone in the
continuous expansion of our international express network,” said Frank Appel,
CEO Deutsche Post DHL. “We are growing, building for the future and providing
U.S. companies with the logistics support they need to succeed globally.”
With more than 2,000 employees in northern Kentucky, DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL,
headquartered in Bonn, Germany. Nearly 180 European companies have a
presence in the Commonwealth, collectively employing more than 26,000 people.
“I was thrilled to learn of DHL’s expansion and even more
elated to see all the hard work and investment come to fruition,” said Sen.
John Schickel, of Union. “DHL is a major player both in the US and abroad, and
we in northern Kentucky are happy to partner with them to serve their clients.
We have the right people and the right location.”
“The expansion and investment DHL has made at their global
hub is something that I believe will have a positive long-term impact on the
economy of Boone County, northern Kentucky and Cincinnati,” said Rep. Adam
Koenig, of Erlanger. “It also sends a message that our region is an
outstanding place for companies to locate, and that we are open for business.”
“DHL’s continued expansion sets the tone for a vibrant
business environment in northern Kentucky” said Gary Moore, Boone County
judge-executive and Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development
Corporation chairman. “We take great pride as a community in the achievements
of this dynamic company and the global reach it provides for our region.”
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