DHL Express to invest over 100 million Saudi Riyals for expansion in Saudi Arabia
Number of company branches to exceed 50 by end of 2008Al Khobar Saudi Arabia, 05/10/2008, 11:30 AM CEST
DHL Express has announced today it is investing over SR100 million for infrastructure development across The Kingdom this year, a major part of which will be the opening of 15 new branches.
The significant investment will touch all aspects of DHL's operations and bring the total number of branches to over 50 across The Kingdom.
Commenting on the announcement DHL Express Country Manager KSA, Nour Suliman said the company was responding quickly to the growing numbers and needs of its customers, as well as the growth in the country's economy.
DHL is operating in Saudi Arabia since 1976
"Like so many business sectors we are seeing rapid and healthy growth and it is our commitment to this country to provide our customers with greater access to our services, through the best branch locations, the highest possible standard of customer service, the most efficient world-class logistics infrastructure, extended list of service points, and increased fleet," he said.
"While we have been operating in The Kingdom since 1976, this investment is the first step in our current strategic expansion plan that reflects Saudi Arabia's growing leadership position in economic development in the GCC and Middle East region. The opening of 15 new branches will strengthen the relationships we have with our customers," he said.
The new branches will be rolled out in important population centers across The Kingdom in the coming eight months with exact locations to be announced in the near future.
"We will reach 50 branches Kingdom-wide by the end of the year, which will boost customer service both in terms of numbers of locations and quality of service", added Suliman. "We will also be developing a recruitment drive and be seeking the best talent among the local population to serve this new expansion."
DHL Express indicated that other developments in the future will include investment in technology, transport and logistics equipment, and further infrastructure. These reflect the market's needs and the dynamism of DHL Express in taking timely moves to capitalize on emerging trends.