DHL Supply Chain has announced it will invest €40 million (about US$52.5 million) in Indonesia over the next few years.
The announcement was made at the launch of the logistics company’s 17,000 square meter warehouse in Cimanggis in the Jakarta area of Indonesia. It has enough docks to accommodate 176 containers per day or 62,240 per year.
By 2015, the German company plans to increase its transportation fleet by more than 100 percent, up from its present fleet of 370 vehicles. It also intends to add 60 percent more warehouse space to enhance its network of 164 warehouses.
“Indonesia is a key focus for us,” said Oscar de Bok, DHL Supply Chain’s CEO for South and Southeast Asia, in a written statement. “Industry experts estimate average growth this year in Indonesia will be a regional high of 6.3 percent, and within the supply chain industry, we actually expect to see double-digit growth here.”