DHL looks to developing world for Asian growth

DHL to open distribution unit in Pakistan next month, following new Melbourne hub opening

By Samantha Freestone | October 29, 2009

DHL will open another warehousing and distribution unit in Pakistan next month, following the official opening of its $35 million facility at Melbourne Airport earlier this week.

ATN spoke with South Asia Pacific CEO Amadou Diallo about DHLs plans to actively engage with smaller second and third-world nations.

"If we invest in smaller economies, we can actively play a part in helping to bolster the larger economic climate," Diallo says.

Earlier this year the multi-national also established businesses in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

DHL acquired 129 companies across the globe over an eight-year stretch with a focus on Pacific island nations. Pakistan represents part of this strategy.

Following the acquisitions, uniform technology, management and customer service systems have been put in place.

More on DHL's plans for Asia in the next edition of ATN sister publication SupplyChain Review. Visit the website here.

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