DHL invests €100m in Indian supply chain division
Deutsche Post DHL has announced plans to invest 100 million euros ($129.4 million) into its Indian supply chain division. The courier is planning to build new warehouses and purchase more transport facilities following an opening in the retail sector.
DHL plans to develop multi-client sites (MCS) across many cities, according to a statement released by the company. The new MCS facilities will be located in Mumbai, Gurgaon, Delhi (NCR), Bangalore, Nagpur, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
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Vikas Anand, COO, DHL Supply Chain (India), said, “The new MCS will be shared by different customers who have different reporting cycles and different needs at different times. We are hopeful that we will be able to optimise the space and workforce in the new MCS.”
In addition to upgrading its transportation fleet, DHL also plans to increase its warehouse space by more than double, adding 5 million sq ft to the existing 4 million sq ft.
“DHL is strongly committed to investing in markets of growing importance. Looking to 2015 and beyond, India, China and other emerging markets are expected to be the key drivers of growth,” Paul Graham, Chief Executive Officer – Asia Pacific, said.
DHL also plans to double it’s Indian workforce, adding 5,000 staff to an existing 5,000 by 2015.