Cork Chamber welcomes DHL’s €11m Express Hub Investment in Cork

Cork Chamber, the voice of business in Cork, welcomes the investment by DHL into a new Express Hub in Blarney Business Park, which was officially opened today by Minister Michael McGrath.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome this investment from DHL into a new express operations hub here in Cork. This significant investment of over €11 million is much needed to provide the necessary capacity to keep up with growing demand,” said Conor Healy, CEO Cork Chamber, speaking at the official opening. 

“The choice to locate in Blarney Business Park, which has seen some very significant project announcements in recent weeks, demonstrates the confidence that this global company has in Cork as a facilitative environment to grow and do business.”
 
“To live up to these expectations and continue to attract these positive investments, sustainable transport plans in the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy and housing delivery timelines must be fast-tracked."
 
“The electrification of Cork’s suburban rail lines and the delivery of the adjacent Stoneview-Blarney rail station and the park and ride transport hub are essential in the short term to reducing commuting times and increasing the capacity of our rail network to encourage commuters to choose public transport over private cars,” he said.
 
“Along with this, Government’s commitments to strategic roads, including the M20 and the Northern Ring Road, must be delivered as soon as possible. These key investment plans are critical to signalling confidence to investors to choose Cork.”
 
“This is no doubt a tremendously exciting time for the Cork region. We look forward to working on the behalf of all our members to ensure that Cork is the business and investment destination of choice.”