DHL Supply Chain plans to invest €10 million (approximately $13 million) to expand its presence in Vietnam over the next couple of years.
The company intends to build new facilities, including a second build-to-suit distribution center in Bac Ninh, scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2013, that will complement an existing 20,000-square-meter facility. DHL will invest in additional information technology, including a warehouse management system and a transportation management system, and significantly increase its vehicle fleet, deploying more than 100 vehicles by 2015.
DHL also will increase staffing, with the company aiming to reach a headcount of more than 2,200 locally within two years. Oscar De Bok, DHL Supply Chain's CEO for South and Southeast Asia, said the company has training and development programs in place to enable it to tap into the local work force.
DHL Supply Chain began operations in Vietnam in 2001.