DHL business strengthens Indonesia, stays optimistic for the future

(Source: DHL)

Jakarta, IO – Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading logistics company, has seen its business in Indonesia strengthen in the pandemic, and has further plans for growth and investment in the archipelago. 

“The pandemic made clear that logistics matters more than ever. With present volatility and increasingly complex environments, customers are turning to reliable logistics partners with an international footprint, established infrastructure and broad expertise,” said Frank Appel, CEO, Deutsche Post DHL. “We have invested some EUR 140 million in Indonesia in the past 10 years to date. In Indonesia, with a talented workforce delivering innovative solutions for the market, we have a solid and resilient business poised for greater growth.” 

First established in Indonesia in 1973, Deutsche Post DHL Group operates three business divisions, collectively offering end-to-end supply chain services. DHL Express is the leading express provider, DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist and DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics specialist within the Group. Together, DHL businesses are staffed by more than 2300 employees, operating some 525,000 sqm of warehouse space, and operating through some 120 fights daily, connecting Indonesia businesses through DHL’s global network covering 220 countries and territories. 

Workforce growth through the pandemic: Delivering critical shipments 

“The pandemic saw increased demand for logistics services. At DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia, we’ve grown our workforce by 10% since 2021. Among others, our network was tapped on for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. We moved vaccines across 24 locations in Indonesia, handling importations via commercial and chartered flights. vaccine transport demanded stringent temperature control and quality assurance,” explained Vincent Yong, President Director, DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia. “More recently DHL was responsible for the logistics for Indonesia’s first Formula E race. We provided multi-modal end-to-end logistics, including value-added services like customs clearance, physical inspection and trucking, using state-of-the-art equipment for the moves.”