DHL commits €218m for China logistics

DHL Supply Chain (DSC), the world largest contract logistics provider, has said it will commit a further €113 million in China which comes on the back of €105 million that was committed in 2013, bringing the total committed to €218 million.


DHL commits €218m for China logistics


DHL Supply Chain (DSC), the world largest contract logistics provider, has said it will commit a further €113 million in China which comes on the back of €105 million that was committed in 2013, bringing the total committed to €218 million. The funds will support the expansion of its network across China and in particular, six additional stateof- the-art logistics facilities scheduled for completion by 2020 at Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Shenyang, Shenzhen and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.

Oscar de Bok, CEO 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, DSC will expand its warehouse facilities and transport capacities by 50 per cent over the next three years.”

DSC recently opened its 54,000 sqm state-of-the art Chengdu Logistics Centre facility in western China offering solutions for multiple customers across a broad spectrum of industries including technology, consumer and healthcare. The new facility also acts as a multiuser cross-dock to support the effective and efficient transportation of products across the Western region.