DHL to invest HK$360 million in new facility to cater for growth in Hong Kong
A one-stop facility to provide integrated supply chain solutions with value-added servicesHong Kong, 03/03/2010, 10:00 AM CET
DHL Supply Chain will operate a significant part of its services across Hong Kong from the new Interlink facility.
DHL today announced plans to invest HK$360 million (EUR30 million) to expand its operations into a single, multi-user facility for DHL Supply Chain to cater for growth in Hong Kong. Once completed in January 2012, DHL Supply Chain will occupy at least 25% of the Interlink facility located in Tsing Yi. More than 300 employees will be staffed at the site.
To meet growing demand for its range of bespoke services, particularly among customers in the Consumer, Fashion and High-Tech industries, DHL Supply Chain will operate a significant part of its services across Hong Kong from the new Interlink facility being developed by the Goodman Group.
Situated between the container ports and Hong Kong International Airport, Interlink will be located at the heart of the logistics and port hub. Spread over five floors, it will offer immediate access to Tsing Yi Road, which is just 2 km to Kwai Chung Container Port, 20 km to Hong Kong International Airport, and 25 km to the Shenzhen border.
"Customers wanting to drive greater value in their supply chains are no longer simply looking at basic warehousing services. With growing demand for increased end-to-end integrated logistics solutions, the new and conveniently located facility in Hong Kong will enable DHL to provide a comprehensive range of customized and cost-effective logistics services to meet the needs of customers in the dynamic Hong Kong market," said Paul Graham, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, DHL Supply Chain.
Asia Pacific Distribution Center for Key Industries
Once completed, the DHL Supply Chain facility will function as one of the primary Asia Pacific distribution center for DHL Supply Chain's established business in the Fashion and Apparel industry, supplying European-made garments across the Asian market from Beijing to Sydney to Singapore. In addition, recognizing Hong Kong's strategic importance as a market on its own and a major gateway to Greater China, DHL Supply Chain has long developed its Hong Kong operations as a central hub for many leading retail brands, offering comprehensive warehousing and distribution service as well as consolidating manufacturing from the Greater China area, for distribution to the region or globally.
Victor Mok, Executive Vice President, Greater China, DHL Supply Chain, said, "The high quality, built-to-suit facility will also serve as a Service Parts Logistics hub, providing 24/7 urgent response spare parts delivery to DHL customers in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. Our investment in the Interlink facility is a strong evidence of our continuous confidence in the long term future of Hong Kong as an important gateway of China."
The facility will also offer value-added technical services on-site, such as product regionalization, quality-check and modular repair services. In recent years, DHL Supply Chain has also witnessed increasing demand from the healthcare sector. To cater to growing customer needs, DHL Supply Chain will offer value-added services such as Bill of Material (BOM) creation, co-packing, labeling and territory-wide distribution for customers.
"At DHL, we are always committed to offer best-in-class integrated logistics solutions," said Glen Sutton, Regional Director, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, DHL Supply Chain. "The new Interlink facility will bring our people together under one roof, sharing resources across operations, while improving employee engagement."
Committed to Deutsche Post DHL's GoGreen strategy, DSC has chosen Interlink partly because of its green building measures. Interlink will be built in compliance with the Hong Kong Building Environments Assessment Method (HKBEAM) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) environmental assessment methods, with the aim of becoming the first building of its kind to obtain such accreditations in Hong Kong. In addition, the building is well-equipped with comprehensive sustainability measures within the property, which include waste recycling and water-cooled air conditioning. Motion sensitive lights will also be installed to ensure the energy consumption for lighting is reduced as much as possible. Interlink will also feature a rooftop garden, natural ventilation and landscaping.
DHL Supply Chain is currently the number one contract logistics provider globally and in the Asia Pacific region. It has established presence in more than 18 countries in Asia Pacific, with approximately 20,000 employees and over two million square meters of storage capacities in Asia Pacific. DHL Supply Chain has 22 regional transport hubs and serves the automotive, consumer, chemical, fashion and retail, healthcare, industrial technology sectors.