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DHL Freight opens warehousing facility near Izmir, Turkey

Izmir, Turkey (PortSEurope) July 7, 2018 – DHL Freight, a leading provider of road freight services in Europe, has opened a new warehouse in the Manisa Organized Industrial Zone near Izmir, Turkey.

The 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. Ten jobs were created.

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

“Manisa hosts Turkey’s first logistics park and is home to some of the country’s leading production and import/export companies,” said Hasan Kavci, Managing Director, DHL Freight Turkey. “Our 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 €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. Alongside warehousing services, DHL will provide taılor-made value added services.

Source: DHL

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