Manila, Philippines, 30 October 2015 — DHL Express, the world’s leading express services and logistics provider, has invested 79.2 million pesos (€1.321M) in a new DHL Express South Service Center in the Philippines to expand its network and cater to the growing logistics demand of businesses, particularly those based in South Luzon. Las Piñas City is a gateway for many industries such as electronics, semiconductors, and manufacturing. The opening of the new South Service Center marks the continued commitment of DHL Express in Philippines following the successful opening of Clark Service Center in Northern Luzon area in February.
Covering a land area of 3,068 square meters, the DHL Express South Service Center is expected to serve the needs of customers in the cities of Las Piñas, Pasay, and Parañaque, as well as the province of Cavite specifically in General Trias, Trece Martires, Tanza, Bacoor, Imus, Noveleta, Kawit, Cavite City, Dasmariñas and Silang. The proximity of the South Service Center will likewise benefit customers located in Free Trade Zones in South Luzon area, such as those in Gateway Business Park in General Trias, Cavite; Philippine Export Zone Authority (PEZA) in Rosario, Cavite; and First Cavite Industrial Estate (FCIE) in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
Conveniently situated along the busy thorough fare of Alabang-Zapote Road, even walk-in customers will be able to access the South Service Center with ease in terms of dropping their packages at the DHL retail outlet located inside the facility.
“DHL takes a long term view in the Philippines market as it holds great potential for growth and trade with GDP forecasted to grow at an average annual rate of 5.9% in 2015-2019.,” says Nurhayati Abdullah, Country Manager, DHL Express Philippines. “The South Service Center will play a critical role by supporting growth of our customers across South Luzon. Our investment in Las Piñas reaffirms our commitment to upgrade our services to meet the changing demands of our customers.”
The South Service Center will hold new vehicles, state-of-the-art material handling equipment, and IP cameras. For security purposes, the new service center will be equipped with 30 CCTV cameras, capable of tracking shipments throughout the entire process within the service center.
 Source: Economist Intelligence Unit, October 2015 report.