DHL to invest nearly €45 million in India
DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, today inaugurated its first Service Center in Uttarakhand. The new 3,500 sq. ft. facility will place the company at the forefront of customers across the emerging industrial regions of Roorkee and Haridwar. The service center was launched by Mr. RS Subramanian, Country Manager, DHL Express India and Mr. Sajid Rasool, Founder of Nautical Mart Group.
Commenting on the inauguration of the facility, Mr. RS Subramanian, Country Manager, DHL Express India said, “At DHL Express, we want to enable small and medium enterprises to participate in global trade and improve their ease of doing business by being a key trade facilitator. This strategic investment extends our support to the burgeoning trade in Uttarakhand. We believe that this new facility will give an impetus to international trade from the region, and help importers and exporters to successfully grow their businesses further.”
Strategically located near Dehradun Road, the Service Center provides connectivity to the main state highway and offers direct link from Roorkee to Haridwar, in addition to serving multiple pin codes beyond the city limits of Roorkee. It also allows easy access to DHL Express’ recently expanded Delhi Gateway, benefitting customers through extended shipment pick-up times, thereby saving almost a day on overall transit time for exporters and importers.
Roorkee and Haridwar are rapidly growing manufacturing hubs, and have recently recorded a significant growth in shipment volumes. Roorkee is home to various emerging small-scale industries across pharmaceutical, software, power solution, metal and alloys, packaging and auto parts. Additionally, with its brilliant craftsmanship, Roorkee’s handicrafts industry is growing,with tremendous export potential. Haridwar, on the other hand, has several businesses involved in the manufacturing of electrical goods and automobiles.
The expansion to Uttarakhand is part of DHL Express’ €45 million investment committed to India and is testament to its focus on providing direct coverage into key industrial clusters across the country. The company has made significant investments to support Indian exporters and importers – It has expanded capacity in its key service centers, undertaken significant revamp of IT systems and processing capabilities, adopted alternate energy and strengthened security systems. DHL Express continues to work towards new upcountry developments, upgrading and expanding infrastructure, and bolstering its retail presence. Uttarakhand is the latest addition to this growing portfolio.
DHL Express has maintained its leadership position in India since 1979, providing customers with access to 598 cities and over 33,000 locations within the country. The company has over 60,000 customers in India, including importers, exporters, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses. With a robust nationwide network of over 400 vehicles on road, 19 weekly inter-continental flights, 67 daily international and 80 domestic commercial flights, DHL Express customers in India have access to an international network of over 220 countries and territories.