DHL will become market leader for road freight

New warehouse in Manisa, Turkey, offers storage and customized, value-added logistics services

DHL will become market leader for road freight

DHL Freight celebrated the grand opening of a new warehouse in the Manisa Organized Industrial Zone near Izmir, Turkey, on July 5th. The 38,000 square meter 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. For the operation of the facility, the company has created ten new jobs.

“We’re thrilled to be opening our brand-new warehouse in Manisa,” declares 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.” 

The investment is part of DHL Freights strategy “Freight 2020” to become the undisputed market and quality leader for road freight. To this end, the company continuously invests in its network, including over 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. DHL Freights 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 EUR 3.5 billion in 2017. This makes Manisa one of the top ten export cities 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 taylor-made value added services.