DHL launches multimillion logistics facility in Singapore
DEC 11, 2015: DHL has launched its multimillion logistics facility, Asia Pacifica Innnovation Center (APIC), the first one of its kind outside Germany, in Singapore. The center is located within the EUR104-million DHL Supply Chain Advanced Regional Center (ARC) building at Singapore's Tampines LogisPark. The objective is to provide a regional platform for collaborative innovation between DHL, customers, industry partners, and independent experts and to encourage initiatives focusing on emerging trends in Asian logistics and economic activities. This is launched with the support of Economic Development Board (ECB). APIC aims at ushering futuristic technologies in the logistics operations. "I believe innovative ideas are key for our future success. Our focus on customer-centric innovations and the development of products and services that our customers need most, will help us to remain the logistics leader", said Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group. "By analyzing social, business and technology trends, and converting our innovations into marketable solutions, we will make our customers more successful." Bill Meahl, Chief Commercial Officer DHL, said: "With our emerging markets expected to generate 30 per cent of DHL's global revenue by 2020, our sustained industry leadership demands that we successfully differentiate our services in these markets through well-calculated forays into new technologies, processes, and products. The launch of the APIC in Singapore is a natural step to maintain our lead as a frontrunner in innovation, following the success of our first center in Germany. Singapore's position as an innovation hub, its excellent infrastructure and sophisticated workforce make it an excellent base from which we can achieve strong and consistent growth in the region."