DHL invests US$13 million in Hong Kong
DHL has announced an investment of over HK$100 million (US$13 million) in Hong Kong involving a new 120,000 sq ft DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) office in Kowloon Commerce Centre (KCC) and a DHL Fashion Competency Centre, also based in KCC. Kelvin Leung, CEO, North Asia Pacifi c, DHL Global Forwarding, said the new DGF offi […]
June 1, 2009
Kelvin Leung, CEO, North Asia Pacifi c, DHL Global Forwarding, said the new DGF offi ce in KCC would function as the companyÃ¢â‚¬™s north Asia Pacific regional offi ce, drawing together 800 employees under one roof.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The new office is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and sustainable features,Ã¢â‚¬Â he stated. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is a reason for our selection of the KCC as it is in line with our strategy to reduce our carbon footprint.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The fashion facility, on the other hand, will feature a core team of industry experts who will provide consultancy services and develop customised logistics products/solutions for customers in north Asia Pacific.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The fashion and apparel industry is Hong KongÃ¢â‚¬™s second-largest export commodity, worth over US$26 billion, after electronic products,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Hermann Ude, Global CEO, DHL Global Forwarding.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The sector comprised 11 per cent of total exports in Hong Kong in 2008 and experienced double-digit growth in exports to many European countries. We see tremendous opportunity in the coming years. Despite the economic slowdown, speed to market remains crucial for business to stay competitive.Ã¢â‚¬Â