Nearly a quarter of these investments will be destined for the Philippines
More than 70,000 square meters of warehouse space to be added by 2024 in the Philippines
1,000 new positions will be created by 2024 with opportunities for employees to move into management positions
PENANG, MALAYSIA –
Media OutReach – October 17, 2023 – DHL Supply Chain, the global market leader in contract logistics solutions, announces an investment of €350 million in Southeast Asia over the next ten years to increase its warehousing capacity, its workforce and its sustainability initiatives.
“We see many growth opportunities in the Philippines, especially in its strong retail market. Our investments in warehousing and transportation capacity are tailored to support the growth of this sector. To improve the reach of our transportation network, we have partnered with JG Summit through our joint venture – DHL Summit Solutions Inc (DSSI). This partnership combines JG Summit’s market knowledge with our specialist logistics expertise, putting us ahead of the curve in meeting our customers’ demands,” said Andries Retief, CEO of DHL Supply Chain Southeast Asia.
DHL Supply Chain: SEA’s supply chain partner of choice, increasing capacity and future-proofing its warehouses
Spanning 50,000 square meters, the Sta. Rosa Logistics Hub will be the largest DHL Supply Chain facility in the country and will serve as a warehouse space and national headquarters. This hub will be a pioneering site for future digitalization initiatives rolled out in the Philippines. Elsewhere in the Philippines, DHL Supply Chain continues its commitment to its customers by deploying SmartOps. The suite of digital applications connects DHL employees to its data and IT systems, providing real-time insights via SmartOps-enabled wearable devices. This seamless integration improves decision-making, thereby increasing productivity in DHL Supply Chain warehouses.
The €80 million investment marks the start of a series of facility expansions in the Philippines, with plans for an additional 20,000 square meter site in 2025.
“DSSI also plans to expand its transportation fleet by more than 25% to more than 2,000 trucks. These vehicles will primarily serve major customers in the consumer and retail sectors and help facilitate the expansion of DSSI’s delivery networks to achieve nationwide coverage in the Philippines. ” added Joseph Aguilar, CEO of DSSI.
Investing in talent for a future-ready supply chain
DHL Supply Chain Philippines is set to strengthen its workforce by adding 1,000 new positions, mainly in warehouses and transportation, to support its expanding business and facilities.
“We offer a comprehensive career development program for our employees, and 35% of our current leadership positions are filled through our graduate program. Two of them are on the local board of directors, as we are always looking to provide existing employees with opportunities for upward mobility. In fact, a number of the new roles created as part of the investment would be leadership roles,” added Bevan Williams, country general manager of DHL Supply Chain Philippines.
Promoting green supply chain management
The sta. Rosa Logistics Hub will be equipped with eco-friendly features, including rainwater harvesting and solar panels. The new facility will also feature integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, providing DHL Supply Chain with the capability to use EVs in the future.
“We have a global mandate to reduce our carbon emissions, and we will support this when the right technology is made available to us. We took our first step with the installation of Sta. Rosa and we will look to replicate it across the Philippines. ” said Bevan.
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