DHL announces €40 million investment in Indonesia

By Freddie Pierce
DHL Supply Chain has announced an investment of €40 million in its Indonesian operations over the next few years, following the launch of its late...

DHL Supply Chain has announced an investment of €40 million in its Indonesian operations over the next few years, following the launch of its latest 17,000 sqm warehouse in Cimanggus.

The company plans to increase its transportation fleet by over 100 percent, up from its current fleet of 370 vehicles at present. In addition, the company plans to grow its current staff complement of over 2000 employees by over 70 percent and add 60 percent more warehouse space to its 164 warehouses in the country.

Oscar de Bok, DHL Supply Chain CEO for South and Southeast Asia said, “Indonesia is a key focus for us. Industry experts estimate average growth this year in Indonesia will be a regional high of 6.3%¹ and within the supply chain industry we actually expect to see double digit growth here. This is why we are proactively investing to ensure we have the right infrastructure and people to support this.”

New multi-user warehouse

DHL Supply Chain unveiled the first of these investments last week, a new 17,000 square meter warehouse located in Cimanggis, which includes specialty features tailored for customers in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry.

 The facility consolidates and stores shipments, then re-distributes to 300 distribution channels and four factories in the area. The warehouse has enough docks to accommodate 176 containers per day or 64,240 per year. Its strategic location enables faster delivery within the Jakarta area and also provides easy access to key export departure points.

The latest warehouse complements DHL Supply Chain’s offering of other specialist warehouses in the Jabodetabek area which support customers in automotive, retail, and the high-technology sectors. The Cimanggis warehouse is the third BTS warehouse by DHL, after the ones at Cikarang and Cililitan.

Abdul Rahim Tahir, Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain Indonesia said “Part of our strategy to strengthen customer footprint in Indonesia is to continue to expand our services in the rapidly growing industries in Indonesia, such as the consumer, retail, automotive, energy and technology sectors. We have developed core expertise in these areas in our global network and have replicated these best practices for local execution.”

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