DHL Disburses 25 Million Euro Investment Over the Next 2 Years
Published 21 November 2022 | 11:03 am
JAKARTA, Investor.id – DHL Express, an international express service provider has opened a new service center in Indonesia located in Bekasi, West Java, which is also known as the largest industrial area in Southeast Asia. DHL has invested 3.4 million Euros (approximately IDR 59 billion) in this facility and is using it to expand its presence in Indonesia.
As conveyed by Ahmad Mohamad, Senior Technical Advisor, DHL Express Indonesia, the investment for opening a new DHL service center in Bekasi is part of an investment package of 25 million Euros for Indonesia for the next two years.
“The construction of this service center in Bekasi is part of DHL Express’ series of investments in Indonesia amounting to 25 million Euros in the next two years. This investment will later include replacing the fleet, adding new facilities at a number of gateways, as well as opening similar service centers in Surabaya, Denpasar and Tangerang,” Ahmad said on the sidelines of the inauguration of the service center in the Jababeka Industrial Area, Jayamukti, Bekasi Regency, West Java, Wednesday (16/11/2022).
This series of investments will also include the procurement of electric vehicles for officers in the field. He targets that by 2024 DHL Express will have 100 two-wheeled electric vehicles, of the two units currently available.
“The procurement of electric vehicles for this operation is also a kind of proof of our commitment to achieving the net zero emission target as set by President Joko Widodo,” said Ahmad.
Slightly detailing the investment allocation from the 25 million Euro package, Ahmad said that the largest investment was prepared for the construction of a new service center facility in Denpasar, Bali, which has a value of up to 7 million Euros. “Because the services prepared in Bali will be much larger, from 9,700 m2 of land a 6,500m2 service center will be built,” said Ahmad. Meanwhile other service centers such as those to be built in Surabaya and Tangerang will have the same investment range as that required to build the Bekasi Service Center in Jababeka.
Talking about the newest service facility in Bekasi, Ahmad explained that this Service Center is the first of four green facilities in Indonesia which will be inaugurated in the next two years. “Indonesia is our strategic market, and this investment is our support and commitment to the country. In line with the company’s vision, we built this facility with energy-efficient solutions,” added Ahmad.
The 2,900 square meter facility is home to 17 shipping fleets and in the near future 30% of its power will be generated by solar panels. In addition, the new facility in West Java is also equipped with modern features, such as a full drive-in facility with direct loading capability, motorized conveyor system, telescopic conveyor, automated weighing and dimensioning equipment, motion sensors for office lamps, and conveyor weight sensors .
These sustainable features are in line with DHL Express’ green logistics commitment to start using electric delivery vehicles on motorcycles and vans in early 2021. The company plans to convert half of its fleet to electric fleet by 2024. In addition, DHL Express also uses solar energy for its Jakarta Distribution Center facility.
Celebrating 50 years of presence in Indonesia, DHL Express is committed to growing its local operations. The company will recruit local employees to be stationed at the service center in addition to the current 29 Certified International Specialists. By 2022, DHL Express has developed a talent workforce of 13.5% by 2022 to provide customers with more innovative solutions.