DHL Freight has opened a new warehouse facility in the Manisa Organized Industrial Zone near Izmir, Turkey. The facility was built as a response to the increasing customer demand arising from the growing economy and logistics industry in Turkey.
Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight, said, “We’re thrilled to be opening our brand-new warehouse in Manisa. 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.”
DHL Freight built the facility in Manisa to meet requests from customers for warehousing services, which can now be provided in close proximity. The investment is part of DHL Freight’s strategy ‘Freight 2020’ to become the market leader for road freight. To this end, DHL Freight continuously invests in its network, with more than 200 terminals in 32 countries.
Firms in the Manisa region export to more than 100 countries worldwide and had an export volume worth nearly €3.5bn (US$4.1bn) in 2017. This makes Manisa one of the top 10 export cities in Turkey.