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DHL Supply Chain to invest A$80 million in three new distribution centres

· More than 55,000sqm of new facilities in Sydney’s western suburbs to be operational by mid 2011
· Support expansion in DHL Supply Chain’s transport business, new customer wins and contract renewals

Sydney/Singapore, 7 April 2011: On the back of new business wins, contract renewals and significant growth in the transport business, DHL Supply Chain Australia has committed to the development of three new distribution centres in Sydney’s western suburbs with an investment of A$80 million.

The distribution centres will provide more than 55,000 square metres of new facilities and form part of a new DHL Sydney Campus, a DHL-dedicated logistics area which will comprise the three new distribution centres and a Transport Hub, among others. The three distribution centres will be operational by the middle of 2011.

“We’ve experienced significant growth in our transport business. That coupled with DHL winning new business and renewing the Johnson & Johnson Pacific contract for a further five years has prompted us to start developing the new facilities to adequately prepare for the further additional growth we expect in 2011,” said Terry Ryan, Senior Vice President, DHL Supply Chain South Pacific.

DHL Supply Chain’s Transport Hub will occupy circa 10,000 square metres of the DHL Sydney Campus. DHL’s transport business began in 2004 and since that time has grown significantly with 18% as a yearly average being achieved. The Transport Hub will manage the consolidation of outbound freight from Sydney and inbound shipments for onward distribution within Sydney.

“The DHL Sydney Campus will ultimately become the hub for our operations in Australia. We have the capacity to develop an additional 120,000 square metres of space. We believe it offers an attractive offering to prospective and existing customers to be part of such a modern development,” said Mr Ryan.

Construction planning and earthworks on the three distribution centres are underway and on plan to open later this year. DHL will hire an additional 120 staff for the day-to-day operation of the facilities.

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