DHL Opens Continental Europe’s First EV Center of Excellence in Italy

State of the art facility near Milan enhances EV logistics with comprehensive services and global network integration

DHL has inaugurated Continental Europe’s first EV Center of Excellence for electric mobility in Pozzuolo Martesana, near Milan, Italy. This advanced facility, spanning around 10,000 square meters, integrates the warehousing and freight management capabilities of DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Express’s global distribution network to address the surging demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in Italy. The center offers a comprehensive suite of logistics services, including battery testing, charging, storage, and aftermarket handling, thereby providing a one-stop solution for EV industry needs. Notably, the facility is equipped with temperature and humidity-controlled rooms, supports both general and hazardous materials, and includes specialized services for two-wheelers. Customers can also benefit from the expertise of DHL’s Formula E logistics team.

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DHL executives emphasize the company’s commitment to sustainable logistics and the support of companies transitioning to electric mobility. Mario Zini, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Italy, highlights the center’s role in offering a wide range of services in one location, while Nazzarena Franco, CEO of DHL Express Italy, underscores the support for seamless production amidst raw material and component shortages. Fathi Tlatli, President of DHL’s Global Auto-Mobility Sector, adds that this center solidifies DHL’s global presence in EV logistics, providing customers with a strategic advantage in the expanding e-mobility market. The facility serves a diverse customer base, including OEMs and vehicle manufacturers from Italy, Europe, the US, and China, enhancing DHL’s ability to drive the evolution of automobility through strategic logistics solutions.

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