DHL Supply Chain to invest €218m in its Chinese network


DHL Supply Chain has announced that it will invest a further €113m in China following the commitment of €105m in 2013, bringing its total investment there to €218m. The funds will be used to support the expansion of its network across China and in particular, the development of six additional logistics facilities scheduled for completion by 2020. The confirmed locations are Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Shenyang, Shenzhen and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.

Oscar de Bok, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific said, “DHL Supply Chain is on a strong growth path in Asia Pacific. China is a key driver and our strategy is gaining traction. Regardless of location, our customers expect consistency of service delivery and operation execution. By working closely with our customers who provide us with their demand forecast, we have a clear roadmap of the locations we need to be in; as well as the level of the services required. In China alone, DHL Supply Chain will expand its warehouse facilities and transport capacities by 50% over the next three years.”

Through 2014 the company has added 12 other logistics facilities, equivalent to 436,000 sq m of warehousing space and a further five more amounting to an additional 110,000 sq m are planned to open in 2015. Among those to open so far is the Chengdu Logistics Centre facility in western China. Located in Xindu district, the Chengdu Logistics Centre is a strategic investment by DHL Supply Chain to support continued growth in the western region. The 54,000 sq m centre operates scalable, repeatable solutions for multiple customers across a spectrum of industries including technology, consumer and healthcare. The facility also acts as a multi-user cross-dock to support the effective and efficient transportation of products across the western region.

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