- DHL Supply Chain has bought a nearly 1 million-square-foot bulk distribution facility in Whiteland, Indiana, according to Avison Young partner Sean McHale, who represented business park owner Jones Development in the sale.
- The logistics provider bought the space, part of a business park in which Amazon also leases space, for $70.7 million in May, according to Johnson County’s property database.
- The new facility will house companies that have long-term logistics contracts with DHL, McHale told Supply Chain Dive following the announcement. “They’re currently outfitting the building right now,” he said.
DHL Supply Chain’s new Whiteland location, which is less than 20 miles south of Indianapolis, gives the company easy access to Interstate 65, a major regional thoroughfare that connects from Indiana through to the South, terminating in Alabama.
The company operates seven other sites in Indiana, employing approximately 1,100 associates, spokesperson Glennah Ivey-Walker said in an email.
"We are always looking for opportunities to expand our footprint, especially in states like Indiana that are strategically located to offer greater connectivity to our networks," Ivey-Walker said.
Amazon opened a fulfillment center in the business park in 2020 amid expansion during the pandemic.
DHL Supply Chain has been in expansion mode recently. It added over 10,000 workers during the first quarter of the year, more than any other Deutsche Post DHL Group division, according to the company’s Q1 2022 quarterly report.
The segment’s revenue in both North and South America is also growing, up 24.3% in the first quarter compared to last year, according to the quarterly statement. "New business, contract renewals and growing e-commerce business are driving revenue growth," the company said in its Q1 2022 statement.