DHL invests JPY 9.9 billion into largest distribution center in Japan

  • The new Osaka Distribution Center will
    increase shipment processing capacity by more than 50%
  • At just a 20-minute drive away from
    downtown Osaka, the facility brings greater convenience to customers in the
    Kansai region

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 November 2020 - DHL
Express, the world's leading international express service provider, will be
opening its newest and largest distribution facility in Japan -- the Osaka
Distribution Center (ODC) at Sakai city, Osaka-fu. At an investment of JPY 9.9
billion (EUR 79.9 million), the new facility is the largest-ever facility
investment that DHL Express has made in Japan.

DHL Express invests JPY9.9 billion into new Osaka Distribution Center, its largest-ever facility investment in Japan

ODC brings
together three separate DHL facilities under one roof -- the Kansai Airport
Gateway,  Kansai Airport Service Center, and
the Osaka Central Service Center. With 21,000 square meters of floor space in
total, the ODC is DHL Express' largest distribution facility in Japan. It is
equipped with a sophisticated auto-sorting system that increases DHL's shipment
processing capacity by more than 50% compared to the previous facility at
Kansai International Airport (KIX).  

"Despite the challenges of the Covid-19
pandemic, Japan's export activity is recovering and the strong sustained growth
in e-commerce will increase the demand for faster and more reliable deliveries.
We are confident in the economic growth of the country and the ODC will make
sure we are well-positioned in the long run to address the increasing demands
in e-commerce shipping," said Ken Lee, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific.

The ODC relocated from the grounds of Kansai International Airport (KIX) and
brings greater convenience to customers in the Kansai region due to its proximity
to downtown Osaka city, which is just a 20-minute drive away. In addition to
new sorting systems, state-of-the-art x-ray inspection machines have also been added
to meet the ever growing needs of shipment security. Operations at the ODC will
cover import and export clearance, bond warehousing, sorting, and distribution.

"As the
leading express company in Japan, the new facility is evidence of DHL's long
term commitment to continuously improve to better service our customers in the
Kansai region and beyond," said Tony Khan, President and Representative Director of DHL Japan.
"While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty around the world,
DHL Express has been essential in connecting people and improving lives. That
is why we are investing in the new ODC and enhancing our capabilities, to help
our customers in this region grow their business and improve their quality of life."

With the
opening of the Osaka Distribution Center, DHL Japan will cease operations at
its Kansai Airport Gateway and Kansai Airport Service Center. The full address
of the Osaka Distribution Center is: 3F,
Mitsui Fudosan Logistic Park, 1-171 Chikko Yawata-machi, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi,
Osaka 590-0901

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