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DHL Announces EUR40 Million Investment in Indonesia

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SINGAPORE, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Plans significant increases in transportation fleet, warehouse footprint, and staff strength by 2015
  • Launches new 17,000-square meter multi-user warehouse in Cimanggis targeting the FMCG sector

DHL Supply Chain, the global market leader for contract logistics solutions, today announced an investment of EUR40 million over the next few years to further strengthen its market-leading position in Indonesia. The announcement was made at the launch of its latest 17,000 square meter warehouse in Cimanggis, the third built-to-suit (BTS) warehouse by the company, which boasts specialty features tailored for customers in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry.

By 2015, the company plans to increase its transportation fleet by over 100%, up from its fleet of 370 vehicles at present, grow its staff strength by over 70% from its current base of some 2,250 employees, and add 60% more warehouse space to enhance its network of 164 warehouses it currently operates.

Oscar de Bok, DHL Supply Chain CEO for South and Southeast Asia said, “Indonesia is a key focus for us.  Industry experts estimate average growth this year in Indonesia will be a regional high of 6.3%[1] and within the supply chain industry we actually expect to see double digit growth here. This is why we are proactively investing to ensure we have the right infrastructure and people to support this.”

New multi-user warehouse

DHL Supply Chain unveiled the first of these investments, a new 17,000 square meter warehouse located in Cimanggis built to world class standards with state of the art features customized to suit our customer’s specific requirements. The facility consolidates and stores shipments, then re-distributes to 300 distribution channels and four factories in the area. The warehouse has enough docks to accommodate 176 containers per day or 64,240 per year.  Its strategic location enables faster delivery within the Jakarta area and also provides easy access to key export departure points.

The latest warehouse complements DHL Supply Chain’s offering of other specialist warehouses in the Jabodetabek area — in Cikarang, Kedunghalang, Marunda, Sunter, Sentul and Cililitan — which supports customers in automotive, retail, and the high-technology sectors. The Cimanggis warehouse is the third BTS warehouse by the company, after the ones at Cikarang and Cililitan.

Targeted growth in key industries

Abdul Rahim Tahir, Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain Indonesia said, “Part of our strategy to strengthen customer footprint in Indonesia is to continue to expand our services in the rapidly growing industries in Indonesia, such as the consumer, retail, automotive, energy and technology sectors. We have developed core expertise in these areas in our global network and have replicated these best practices for local execution.”

People development

Apart from investing in business operations, DHL Supply Chain Indonesia is committed to actively helping employees advance their careers within the organisation. Said Mr. Tahir, “We are constantly looking into ways in which we can provide training and development for our people. For example, we have just trained 200 managers under the Executive Development Program run here in Jakarta in conjunction with Pos Politeknik Indonesia and The Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (UK).” Since 2012, the company has launched four Operations Simulation Centers which has trained over 1,000 employees. Across all levels of the organization, staff can tap into a number of local, regional and global talent management programs.

DHL Supply Chain first began operations in Indonesia in 2003. Today, through its network of warehouses, DHL Supply Chain offers customers a comprehensive suite of services, including inbound and outbound logistics, warehouse and distribution services, co-packing and customization, and supply chain consultancy.

[1] IMF/World Economic Outlook October 2012

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 53 billion Euros in 2011.

Written by asiafreshnews

February 28, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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