DHL expands contract logistics presence in Colombia with acquisition of Suppla

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DHL Supply Chain has acquired Suppla Group, a Colombian contract logistics provider.

Its product portfolio includes warehousing and packaging services across the Life Sciences and Healthcare, Retail, Consumer, and Technology sectors.

Suppla has a solid local presence in five regions and coverage of 25 Colombian cities. It has about 500,000 sq m of storage capacity and around 4,500 employees.

“The expansion into the developing Andean region in South America, specifically in Colombia, is key to achieve our Strategy 2020 targets and allows us to unlock further growth potential. With Suppla’s proven business results, professional operations and a strong overlap to DHL Supply Chain’s culture, products, sectors and customers, we are taking one more step to tap the potentials of a promising market environment and be ready to serve our national and international customers”, said Javier Bilbao, CEO DHL Supply Chain Latin America.

DHL Supply Chain’s services in Colombia currently include service parts logistics operations, supported by a recently opened warehouse in Bogota. It asserts that the acquisition of Suppla will allow the company to expand these activities.

“Becoming part of DHL Supply Chain is spectacular news for us,” said Robinson Vásquez Escobar, President for Suppla. “Since our founding in 1944, we have developed people, capabilities and geographies throughout out the country. We are looking forward to merge our local market knowledge with the resources and competencies of a global player, projecting our people in the most global logistics company and giving our customers service opportunities beyond our frontiers.”

Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group