DHL invests P150M in PH expansion


DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has poured an additional P150 million investment into the upgrade of its facilities and expansion of its network in the Philippines.

DHL Country Manager Yati Abdullah said P30 million will be spent for the new DHL Express Clark Service Center and widen its network to meet growing demand for logistics in the country.

“The Philippine market holds great potential for us and we are always on the lookout to further expand our footprint in the country, such as the investment in this Clark Service Center facility,” Yati Abdullah, Country Manager, DHL Express Philippines told reporters.

Clark, which has a population of over 11 million, is Philippines’ second biggest metropolis. The company has eight full service centers and 195 outlets nationwide.

The Clark Service Center, which occupies 1,000 square meters, was designed to increase handling capacity for customers in northern Luzon area. North Luzon is a gateway to Manila for many industries such as electronics, semiconductors, agriculture and manufacturing.

Yasmin Aladad Khan, Senior Vice President for Southeast Asia and South Asia, said the location of Clark facility makes it a perfect hub for trade and commerce.

“We see Clark as the future international gateway for the Philippines,” Khansaid.

The facility, which will have conveyors and a cargo scanner, will be equipped with CCTV and LED lighting to reduce power consumption and carbon emissions.

Last year, the company posted a double-digit growth and was expected to make the same double-digit growth in 2015.

“We have a clear road map for growth such as helping small and medium scale industries bring their business to areas where they want to go,” Abdualla said.

The company has eight full service centers and 195 outlets nationwide.

“More importantly, we will continue to invest in upgrading our facilities and skills of our employees to meet the changing demands of our customers in the Philippines,” Abdullah said.


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