Green and efficient: GLS expands its depot in Metz

News 19/03/2019

GLS France completes its biggest infrastructure project within the last years: moving its depot in Metz to a bigger and environmentally friendly site. The new building has a capacity of about 50.000 parcels daily and offers a 24-hour connection from Germany.

The depot in Metz plays a major role in the network of GLS France. As an international hub, it also serves as a main gate between France and Germany. Because of increasing delivery volumes, the previous site had reached its capacity limit. The new depot in Metz allows GLS to increase the daily capacity by about 50 per cent. The new property has a size of almost 28.000 square meters, allowing for further enlargements of the depot in the future.

GLS does not only provide a more efficient parcel handling at the new depot, but also implements various green measures. Efficient LED lamps reduce the power consumption of the new depot and green energy comes from a local windfarm. Among other ongoing sustainability projects is the installation of beehives for the production of GLS honey.