DHL Supply Chain (DSC) announced that it will commit a further EUR 113 million (US$173 million) in China as its strategy gains traction. This is on the back of EUR 105 million that was committed in 2013, bringing the total committed to EUR 218 million. The funds will support the expansion of its network across China and in particular, 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, CEO of DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific, said: “DHL Supply Chain is on a strong growth path in Asia Pacific. In China alone, DSC will expand its warehouse facilities and transport capacities by 50 per cent over the next three years.”
Recently opened Chengdu Logistics Centre
DSC recently opened its Chengdu Logistics Centre facility in western China. Located in Xindu district, the Chengdu Logistics Centre is a key strategic investment by DHL Supply Chain to support continued economic growth in the western region. The 54,000 sqm centre operates scalable, repeatable solutions for multiple customers across a broad spectrum of industries including technology, consumer and healthcare; and delivers significant synergy benefits in terms of cost, quality and performance. The new facility also acts as a multi-user cross-dock to support the effective and efficient transportation of products across the Western region.
Zou Yin, managing director of DHL Supply Chain China said, “With the continued build out of our pan-China infrastructure, technology investments and extensive transport network, DHL Supply Chain is better positioned to contribute towards China’s goal of reducing the cost of logistics and reinforce the competitiveness of Chinese businesses.”
New facilities have been introduced in the Tier 1 cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, while the roll-out of DHL Supply Chain cross-docks has been accelerated across China to allow the transfer of cargo with minimal warehousing.