DHL Global Forwarding opens US $3 million Logistics Facility at Cengkareng
State-of-the-art facility provides customers with competitive time-to-market advantageBonn, 08/24/2006, 11:30 AM CEST
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight arm of DHL, today reaffirmed its long-term commitment in Indonesia with the opening of a US $3 million state-of-the-art facility at Soewarna Business Park in Cengkareng, Jakarta.
The new 6,000-square meter facility will consolidate DHL Global Forwarding's Jakarta logistics, office and administration operations into a single location, becoming DHL Global Forwarding's largest office and logistics complex in Indonesia. The new facility complements DHL Global Forwarding's existing network of seven offices and warehouses in Indonesia, including the recently opened logistics centers in Sunter and Balikpapan.
Located just minutes away from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and less than 30 minutes from Tanjung Priok port, the new facility will provide a considerable time-to-market competitive advantage, especially for customers in the fast-moving consumer goods, electronics, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications industries.
The design and construction of DHL Global Forwarding's new facility was undertaken on a "build-to-suit" concept. The result is a multi-purpose complex that allows DHL Global Forwarding to carry out all of its incoming and outgoing shipping operations and the related logistics services under one roof.
"As businesses and their supply chains become more complex, companies will increasingly outsource the management of their logistics and warehousing to specialists like us," said Tim Wong, Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia. "We see warehousing, distribution and supply chain management as the fastest growing areas in our business and this is reflected in the double-digit growth in the demand for our services. The opening of our new facility is both a timely response to this demand and growth potential."
"We are proud of this new facility because of the way it has been designed and built to enhance our control of the environment by providing improved safety and security for the way we work. It even includes special facilities such as temperature-controlled warehousing for goods that are temperature sensitive, such as life-science and pharmaceutical products," he added.
Said Robert Yang, Senior Vice President, South East Asia of DHL Global Forwarding, "There are few global forwarding companies who are able to offer the kind of innovative products and solutions needed to access the global market successfully. DHL's leadership position is further strengthened by our recent worldwide integration with Exel to create the world's single largest freight and logistics entity capable of providing true end-to-end solutions for our customers.
"Our market dominance is also being strengthened through investments. We have invested more than US $1.6 billion across our business in terms of enhancing facilities, expanding and upgrading our logistics capabilities and infrastructure across the region. The opening of our new facility in Indonesia is an extension of that strategy. More important, it reflects our total confidence in and commitment to Indonesia and our thousands of customers in this country."
DHL Global Forwarding is a major player in the provision of IT-supported logistics solutions for companies in engineering manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods, technology/telecommunication, pharmaceuticals and energy, as well as in the highly specialized area of industrial projects which involves large scale, heavy load installation.