DHL expands in South East Asia

DHL Supply Chain has announced it will invest more than €70 million in growing its regional footprint in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar by 2020.

DHL is reportedly the first and only logistics company to acquire an operational business license in Myanmar, and the company plans to build new facilities, expand its fleet of trucks, and invest in new technology, creating an additional 5,000 jobs in the four countries over the next three years.

“Asia-Pacific is one the most important regions for DHL Supply Chain being accountable for a significant share of our revenues in 2016,” said John Gilbert, CEO DHL Supply Chain.

“Consumer, retail and tech industries drive these developments becoming evident in increased amounts of new and extended contracts. Being already the market leader for the region it is fully natural for us to foster our commitment in the region and remaining a reliable partner.”

Kevin Burrell, CEO, Thailand Cluster, DHL Supply Chain Thailand, said, “With the technology and innovation that we invest in warehouse and transport operations in Thailand, coupled with our ability to deliver integrated solutions for customers, we are striving to drive enhanced value, which in turn acts as a strong differentiator for us in the market.”

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