DHL Freight expands in Turkey

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DHL Freight have opened a new warehouse in the Manisa Organized Industrial Zone near Izmir, Turkey. The facility represents an investment in the high single-digit million euros. For the operation of the facility, the company has created ten new jobs.

We’re thrilled to be opening our brand-new warehouse in Manisa,” said Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight. “We’ve chosen to make a significant investment in our own network here in order to meet our customers’ growing needs and take advantage of Turkey’s essential geographic location for logistics routes.” 

DHL Freight built the facility in the Manisa Organized Industrial Zone to meet requests from customers for warehousing services, which can now be provided in close proximity. The investment is part of DHL Freights strategy FREIGHT 2020 to become the undisputed market and quality leader for road freight.

“Manisa hosts Turkey’s first logistics park and is home to some of the country’s leading production and import/export companies,” explained Kavci. “Our new warehouse provides a great opportunity to play a role in these global operations.”

Firms in the region of Manisa export to more than 100 countries worldwide and had an export volume worth nearly €3.5bn in 2017. This makes Manisa one of the top ten export cities in Turkey. Around 50 employees will work at DHL Freight’s new location, ten of whom are new additions to the company. Alongside Warehousing services, they will provide taylor-made value added services.

Source: DHL