DHL creates apparel centre of excellence

Express delivery and logistics firm DHL Global Forwarding has launched a “DHL Fashion and Apparel Centre for Excellence” in India to facilitate trade in clothing within the region and to Europe and North America. The first-of-its-kind centre across Asia Pacific will comprise of a core team of industry experts and be responsible for developing premium […]


Express delivery and logistics firm DHL Global Forwarding has launched a “DHL Fashion and Apparel Centre for Excellence” in India to facilitate trade in clothing within the region and to Europe and North America.

The first-of-its-kind centre across Asia Pacific will comprise of a core team of industry experts and be responsible for developing premium products and solutions that cover the entire logistics value chain – from materials purchasing to sampling, to quality control of production and delivery to boutiques, as well as provide consultancy services to customers.

“South Asia is a key sourcing, manufacturing and distribution base for the global fashion industry. The logistics sector is worth over US$3.9 billion per annum, and it forms a critical component in the global supply chains of the world’s best known brands,” said Amadou Diallo, CEO (South Asia Pacifi c), DHL Global Forwarding.

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka alone are estimated to account for well over US$2.4 billion in the fastgrowing industry.

“In South Asia, Finished Apparel is the fastest growing segment and is expected to continue to grow rapidly. As manufacturing moves to lower cost countries, supply chains in the fashion industry have become extended and more complex, increasing trade and legal demands including import controls, quotas and tariffs.”