DHL Builds Up Infrastructure in JapanBonn, 12/30/2004, 10:30 AM CET
DHL is expanding its network in Japan with a new location at the Central Japan International Airport in Tokoname and 12 new service centers throughout the country. With these additions, DHL increases the total number of its Express Service Centers in Japan to 39. DHL is also expanding its same-day delivery service for imported goods. All of these investments serve to strengthen DHL?s position as Japan's leading express delivery company.
The EUR 29 million that DHL is investing in the new buildings represents the second phase of its 1999 investment/expansion program. The 5,000 sq.m. airport location will accommodate customs clearance and warehousing services. The close cooperation with the Nagoya Service Center (located only half an hour away) will make it possible to drop off items even later than before, thereby improving customer benefits.
The new service centers will be located primarily in the Tokai/Hokuriku region, an area which has always been the home to large numbers of import/export companies. This is also a region to which more and more companies are moving in anticipation of the opening of the Central Japan International Airport in 2005.
Through the expansion of its network and services in the region, DHL Express will be in a position to optimally respond to the needs of the region's industries and ensure that their items have the best and fastest connection to the rest of the world.