DHL Supply Chain has unveiled its plans to invest €350 million in Southeast Asia over the next half-decade. This expansion aims to boost warehousing capacity, workforce, and eco-friendly initiatives.
The investment will include Indonesia, recognized as Southeast Asia’s economic powerhouse and a major e-commerce hub, presents vast business prospects. The company’s expansion in Indonesia will usher in 500 job opportunities by 2024, predominantly in warehousing. Skill enhancement will be facilitated through training hubs.
“Given Indonesia’s recent US$400 billion infrastructure commitment, we foresee enhanced efficiencies in logistics, attracting businesses wanting to diversify their supply chains,” stated Andries Retief, CEO of DHL Supply Chain Southeast Asia. He also highlighted their aim to stay ahead of demand curves and aid customers in fortifying their Indonesian supply chains.
A significant facet of this investment is the DHL Maheswara Green Logistics Center in West Java, slated for completion by 2023’s close. This EUR25 million facility will focus on sustainability, incorporating solar panels, motion-sensing LED lights, and rainwater collection systems.