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DHL to invest over EUR70m to expand regional Asian footprint

LBR Staff Writer Published 28 August 2017

DHL Supply Chain has agreed to invest over €70m for expanding its footprint in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar by 2020.

Last month, DHL Supply Chain secured an operational business license in Myanmar. the company said it will now focus on extending its services in Cambodia.

The firm will offer 5000 job opportunities by constructing new facilities, expanding its fleet of trucks, and investing in new technology in the coming three years.

The cross-sector growth of the firm will be aided by the supply chain solutions and service innovation, which will also enhance the customer service in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.

DHL will also install automation and robotics, unmanned vehicles, vision picking, transport control tower and telematics in its warehouses and transport operations.

Recently DHL opened a new facility in Bangkok. With a workforce of over 10000 people, the firm operates 70 facilities covering an area of 650,000m2.

DHL Supply Chain CEO John Gilbert said: "Asia-Pacific is one the most important regions for DHL Supply Chain being accountable for a significant share of our revenues in 2016. Consumer, retail and tech industries drive these developments becoming evident in increased amounts of new and extended contracts.

“Being already the market leader for the region it is fully natural for us to foster our commitment in the region and remaining a reliable partner.”

DHL Supply Chain Thailand Cluster CEO Kevin Burrell said: "With the technology and innovation that we invest in warehouse and transport operations in Thailand, coupled with our ability to deliver integrated solutions for customers, we are striving to drive enhanced value, which in turn acts as a strong differentiator for us in the market.

“DHL provides sector-specific services across the entire supply chain, encompassing warehousing management, transportation for various business types, expertise in end-to-end supply chain solutions and full management services. DHL Supply Chain provides globally standardized, cost-efficient, high-quality and innovative solutions.”

Image: Over the next three years, the company plans to build new facilities, expand its fleet of trucks, and invest in new technology. Photo: Courtesy of Deutsche Post AG.