Jakarta. The local unit of Deutsche Post DHL, the world's largest logistics company, has opened a $2.98 million facility in Pulogadung, East Jakarta, to accommodate growing demand and expand its presence in the capital.
The new facility, located in Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulogadung, replaces the old one in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, which has exceeded its capacity.
"The facility is proof of our commitment to meeting customers' needs and international shipping demand. With this new strategic location, we expect to bring world-class services to our business customers," Ahmad Mohamad, senior technical advisor at DHL Express Indonesia, said in a statement on Monday (17/09).
The 1,800 square meter facility, which is equipped with motorized conveyor belts and weighing equipment to improve efficiency and accuracy, has the capacity to process 314,000 parcels annually. It is also equipped with an advanced security system, including 70 closed-circuit television cameras.
The newly opened Pulogadung facility is one of several investments DHL Express has made in Indonesia.
The company also has a gateway facility at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten; new service centers in Batam, Riau Islands; Solo, Central Java; and Makassar, South Sulawesi; and mobile service stations in several areas in Jakarta.
DHL Express's 7,000-square-meter distribution center in Cengkareng, Banten, established in November last year, is the company's largest investment in Indonesia at Rp 60 billion ($4.03 million).
The company, which operates in Indonesia through Birotika Semesta, reportedly plans to invest $2 million this year to expand its existing distribution centers and establish new service centers in several locations in the archipelago, while also increasing its cargo-carrying capacity.