November 14, 2018 9:15 AM, EST

DHL Opens Another Bay Area Facility

DHL neon signLuke Sharrett/Bloomberg

DHL has opened a $12 million, 39,000-square-foot service center facility in Sunnyvale, Calif., a move the company said it made to serve shipping needs of the region’s startups and global technology companies.

It’s the fourth DHL service center in the Bay Area, the company said in a press release on Nov. 13.

The new DHL facility will be able to sort 3,000 packages per hour. The center will improve delivery times and offer later shipment pickup cutoff times, DHL said. The central location will provide customers in the West San Jose, Santa Cruz, Mountain View and Sunnyvale areas with faster delivery times by up to one hour, the company said.

DHL recently increased its Sunnyvale staff by 33%. The Bay Area operations employ 500 people, including couriers, agents and management.

DHL is part of Bonn, Germany-based Deutsche Post DHL Group. Its Westerville, Ohio-based DHL Supply Chain division ranks No. 3 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in North America.