38,000 square metre warehouse located in industrial zone
DHL Freight has inaugurated a new warehouse in the Manisa Organized Industrial Zone near Izmir, Turkey.
The facility, which represents an investment in the high single-digit million euros, was built as a response to increasing customer demand in line with a growing economy and logistics industry 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 taılor-made value added services.
“We’re thrilled to be opening our brand-new warehouse in Manisa,” declared 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.”
Uwe Brinks led the opening ceremony, at which Hasan Kavci, Managing Director, DHL Freight Turkey was also present.
The investment is part of DHL Freights strategy FREIGHT 2020 that so far involves 200 terminals in 32 countries.
“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 3.5 billion Euros in 2017.