DHL eCommerce Solutions announced that it will relocate its Sydney headquarters to a 19,000-square-metre facility, co-located with DHL Global Forwarding, at Military Road, Matraville.

The move will expand its square footage by more than double from its current Rosebery HQ, to meet growing e-commerce shipping demands.

“The expansion comes amidst significant growth in e-commerce shipping demands from overseas consumers as a result of lifestyle changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the company said in a statement.

Export data from DHL eCommerce Solutions shows the export of children’s toys since the start of the year has grown in volume by 60 times. Other product categories such as kitchen and home cooking, health and beauty, and pet products have also seen triple digit volume growth.

Denise McGrouther, managing director, DHL eCommerce Solutions Oceania, said, “Now more so than ever, Australian businesses are seizing cross border opportunities to expand their business globally, despite the current economic headwinds.

“As e-commerce becomes the new normal, this investment will enhance our speed and service capabilities, while demonstrating our commitment to support local businesses by meeting the growing demand for reliable and affordable international shipping.”

The new facility will provide the organisation with space for planned investments into innovative warehousing technologies. When fully operational, these advancements will enhance overall efficiency and enable faster processing times e-commerce parcels.

DHL eCommerce Solutions will continue to focus on lightweight e-commerce exports to over 220 countries and territories worldwide, at both its Sydney and Melbourne distribution centres.