DHL Express revealed on 25 November the opening of its newest and largest distribution facility in Japan, the Osaka Distribution Center (ODC) at Sakai city, Osaka-fu.
At an investment of JPY 9.9 billion (US$95 million), this will be the largest facility investment that the company has made in the land of the rising sun.
Offering 21,000 square meters of floor space and equipped with its own auto-sorting system, the ODC is expected to increase the express operator’s shipment processing capacity by more than 50 percent compared to the previous facility at Kansai International Airport (KIX).
The new hub will house three separate DHL facilities under one roof, namely, Kansai Airport Gateway, Kansai Airport Service Center, and Osaka Central Service Center. Operations at the new distribution hub will cover import and export clearance, bond warehousing, sorting, and distribution.
With the opening of the Osaka Distribution Center, DHL Japan will close operations at its Kansai Airport Gateway and Kansai Airport Service Center. The full address of the Osaka Distribution Center is: 3F, Mitsui Fudosan Logistic Park, 1-171 Chikko Yawata-machi, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka 590-0901