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DHL invests US$9 million to grow Global Forwarding business in Pakistan

Senior regional DHL executives arrive in Pakistan to officiate opening of new office premises

Singapore, May 4, 2010: DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced an investment of US$9 million to strengthen its freight forwarding and supply chain operations in Pakistan. The market leader shared that the investment will go towards the upgrading of warehouses, fleet, offices, IT systems and employee training and development programs.

This announcement was made by senior DHL representatives – Amadou Diallo, CEO, South Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding and Thomas Tieber, CEO, South Asia – who traveled to Pakistan to officiate the opening of DHL Global Forwarding Pakistan’s new 15,000 sq. ft. office building. Located in the main business district (P.E.C.H.S), the new office premises is conveniently located 12km to the airport and 15km to the Karachi port and will house over a hundred employees, with room for further expansion.

Amadou Diallo, CEO, South Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding said, “DHL Global Forwarding in Pakistan has grown exponentially over the last few years and the US$9 million investment reflects our continued confidence and commitment to the market. During this visit, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many employees and customers and I am greatly encouraged by the widespread enthusiasm, optimism, and entrepreneurship in Pakistan.”

Thomas Tieber, CEO, South Asia, DHL Global Forwarding said, “By investing in our people, and growing the talent pool in Pakistan, I am confident we will continue to grow our market-leading position by being the industry’s best. Last year, we launched ‘First Choice’ – a global customer-centric quality program and also launched our ‘DHL Fashion and Apparel Center of Excellence’ to further enhance our services for the Fashion industry. With tailored solutions and a strong commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, businesses in Pakistan have access to world class products and services available to DHL customers everywhere in the world.”

In addition to air and ocean freight services as well as Supply Chain solutions, DHL Global Forwarding Pakistan provides a comprehensive range of value-added services for customers include in-house customs brokerage services, integrated domestic warehousing, inventory management and distribution solutions for greater cost and delivery efficiency; Spare Part Logistics for the after sales market, records management services for archiving and retrieval and the establishment of Distribution Center hubs for global customers to reach and service their markets in South Asia faster and more economically, giving them a competitive edge.

Imran Shaikh, Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Pakistan said, “We are confident business in Pakistan will continue to grow driven especially by imports and exports of apparel, footwear, chemicals and life sciences. In order for local businesses to compete effectively, it is important for Pakistan to have a comprehensive range of logistics services, to facilitate the movement of goods efficiently. With the launch of DHL Global Forwarding Pakistan, DHL seeks to further strengthen the logistics offering in Pakistan, providing local companies access to the world.”
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