DHL plans more investments in India's industrial cities
Jan 31 2013 , Singapore
"We expect to conclude a strategic review (of the investment) in the second half of this year and conclude the investment that would need to be made," said Paul Harry Graham, the Singapore-based Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa at DHL Supply Chain.
"It would probably be a dozen more cities and a sizeable investment," Graham told PTI.
The cities would include Pune, known for automobile industries, Ludhiana and Nagpur as well as further expansions at DHL's existing operations in Delhi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad, he said, adding the euro 100 million investments would cover eight key cities.
"We are very confident about the long-term future in India, particularly when it comes to DHL business and the supply chain services," said Graham.
Elaborating on DHL plans for India, Graham said the company's new unit, DiSCha Consulting, is already advising customers on managing supply chain in the Indian market.
"We will educate our manpower in managing DHL operations, provide incentives to our employees," he said, pointing to the ever increasing demand for supply chain services from the Indian industrial sectors.
"Pharmaceutical industry is a specific target for us, globally and specifically in India," he said.