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DHL Global Forwarding invests EUR 7 million (R127 million) in new facilities and state-of-the-art headquarters in Johannesburg

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  The new 10 000 m2 airport hub is ready to support Africa s growing life sciences and healthcare LSH industry with safe reliable and efficient transportation and consolidation solutions Both the warehouse and the central office meet the highest sustainability standards and will be powered almost entirely by green electricity from photovoltaic panels DHL Global Forwarding the leading international provider of road air and ocean freight services opened a new trans shipment hub and head office in Johannesburg South Africa The sustainable complex mainly powered by solar energy was officially opened on Thursday September 22 2022 Located in the Sky Park Industrial Estate it offers easy access to the OR Tambo International Airport The facility s temperature controlled chambers and staff trained in Good Distribution Practices GDP allow the new center to meet the unique needs of Africa s rapidly advancing life sciences and healthcare LSH sector The opening of the facility marks an important addition to DHL Global Forwarding s extensive logistics network further strengthening its position on the African continent and in South Africa while enabling the group to handle its customers requirements more efficiently Amadou Diallo CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Middle East Africa said We are proud that this new facility has been built to the highest standards of sustainability and energy efficiency in line with DHL Global Forwarding s goal of achieving net zero emissions related to logistics by 2050 Our climate protection initiatives and CO2 emission reduction programs have already had a positive impact on global logistics supply chains and building sustainable infrastructure like this solar power facility brings us closer to our objetive The new EUR 7 million R127 million facility includes offices and a 10 000m2 warehouse It will serve as a hub for transportation logistics and warehousing solutions as well as international cargo expertise for different industries This includes a strong focus on Africa s life sciences and healthcare LSH sector which with an expected annual growth rate of 6 3 and projected revenue of 7 1bn by 2023 is a of the country s booming industries To serve the needs of the MSM sector the site has been designed to meet DHL Global GxP Pharma standards and the highest security standards of the Transported Assets Protection Association TAPA A At the facility s groundbreaking ceremony Clement Blanc DHL Global Forwarding s CEO for South Africa SA and Sub Saharan Africa SSA said A new facility in Johannesburg is a natural next step in our efforts to support growth economy and accelerate the pace of supply chain transformation taking place in South Africa This facility extends global connections to Africa ensuring sectors like LSH can operate smoothly access an efficient and reliable logistics network and continue to grow Blanc continued The strategic location of our new facilities at OR Tambo will allow us to improve our service offerings to customers We are excited to be able to transport time and temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and healthcare products among other services I am confident in our ability to help our clients develop and expand their businesses and continue to help the socio economic growth of South Africa and the greater sub Saharan Africa region The new facility will also create skilled jobs in Johannesburg DHL Global Forwarding has expanded its total workforce in South Africa by 11 since 2021 The company also has a strong commitment to supporting and driving the participation of SMEs in the economy and ensuring they have a place in global supply chains
DHL Global Forwarding invests EUR 7 million (R127 million) in new facilities and state-of-the-art headquarters in Johannesburg

1 The new 10,000 m2 airport hub is ready to support Africa’s growing life sciences and healthcare (LSH) industry with safe, reliable and efficient transportation and consolidation solutions; Both the warehouse and the central office meet the highest sustainability standards and will be powered almost entirely by green electricity from photovoltaic panels.

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2 DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of road, air and ocean freight services, opened a new trans-shipment hub and head office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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3 The sustainable complex, mainly powered by solar energy, was officially opened on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

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4 Located in the Sky Park Industrial Estate, it offers easy access to the “OR Tambo International Airport”.

5 The facility’s temperature-controlled chambers and staff trained in Good Distribution Practices (GDP) allow the new center to meet the unique needs of Africa’s rapidly advancing life sciences and healthcare (LSH) sector.

6 The opening of the facility marks an important addition to DHL Global Forwarding’s extensive logistics network, further strengthening its position on the African continent and in South Africa, while enabling the group to handle its customers’ requirements more efficiently.

7 Amadou Diallo, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Middle East & Africa, said: “We are proud that this new facility has been built to the highest standards of sustainability and energy efficiency in line with DHL Global Forwarding’s goal of achieving net zero emissions.

8 related to logistics.

9 by 2050.

10 Our climate protection initiatives and CO2 emission reduction programs have already had a positive impact on global logistics supply chains and building sustainable infrastructure like this solar power facility brings us closer to our objetive”.

11 The new EUR 7 million (R127 million) facility includes offices and a 10,000m2 warehouse.

12 It will serve as a hub for transportation, logistics and warehousing solutions, as well as international cargo expertise for different industries.

13 This includes a strong focus on Africa’s life sciences and healthcare (LSH) sector, which with an expected annual growth rate of 6.3% and projected revenue of €7.1bn by 2023, is a of the country’s booming industries.

14 To serve the needs of the MSM sector, the site has been designed to meet DHL Global GxP Pharma standards and the highest security standards of the Transported Assets Protection Association (TAPA A).

15 At the facility’s groundbreaking ceremony, Clement Blanc, DHL Global Forwarding’s CEO for South Africa (SA) and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), said: “A new facility in Johannesburg is a natural next step in our efforts to support growth.

16 economy and accelerate the pace of supply chain transformation taking place in South Africa.

17 This facility extends global connections to Africa, ensuring sectors like LSH can operate smoothly, access an efficient and reliable logistics network, and continue to grow.

18 Blanc continued: “The strategic location of our new facilities at ‘OR Tambo’ will allow us to improve our service offerings to customers.

19 We are excited to be able to transport time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, among other services.

20 I am confident in our ability to help our clients develop and expand their businesses and continue to help the socio-economic growth of South Africa and the greater sub-Saharan Africa region.” The new facility will also create skilled jobs in Johannesburg.

21 DHL Global Forwarding has expanded its total workforce in South Africa by 11% since 2021.

22 The company also has a strong commitment to supporting and driving the participation of SMEs in the economy and ensuring they have a place in global supply chains.

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