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DHL breaks ground on Illinois Innovation Center

A two-story, 27,905-square-foot DHL Innovation Center is expected to open next year in Rosemont, with exhibit space showcasing the company’s products and projects in development.
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Technologies and innovations in logistics will be showcased in Rosemont beginning next summer.

DHL has broken ground on its Americas Innovation Center in Rosemont Illinois, where it will “showcase the latest technology trends in robotics and automation, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles, IoT and virtual reality,” it said in a tweet.

Groundbreaking for the Innovation Center, which is set to open in the summer of 2019, took place Wednesday.


Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens (center), flanked by Mike Parra (left), chief executive officer Americas of DHL Express, and Matthias Heutger, DHL senior vice president, participates in groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday at the site of the new DHL Innovation Center in the village. The facility, which will be located on Higgins Road east of the Tri-State Tollway overpass, will bring in Chicago area university professors and students and people with innovative ideas to showcase and discuss. The 28,000 sq. ft. facility is scheduled to open in about a year. (Journal Photo by Todd Wessell)


DHL spotlights technologies and innovations in logistics at two other locations, Troisdorf, Germany, and Singapore.

According to published reports, the Americas Innovation Center will showcase visions of what the world and its transport infrastructure might look like in 2050, as well as the latest technology trends in robotics, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles, the Internet of Things and virtual reality — all of which are being tested or implemented by the Deutsche Post DHL Group.


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