UAE postal operator Aramex has reached a Master Franchise Agreement with Indian logistics firm Logix Express to expand its last-mile delivery solutions in Ethiopia, East Africa.
As part of its business expansion strategy, Aramex is now present in 23 African countries and will inaugurate another five outlets in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa by August 2017, taking the total number of outlets in the city to 10.
Outside the capital, the company currently operates two outlets in Dire Dawa and Hawassa and has plans to open five new outlets in Bahir Dar, Gondar, Jimma, Dessie, and Mekelle. Aramex Ethiopia also plans to add a further 15 outlets throughout the country by the end of 2017.
Hussein Hachem, CEO of Aramex, said, “As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Ethiopia is an exciting market for Aramex, and we believe there is vast potential to expand our specialized logistics services throughout the country.
“With the continued growing demand for logistics and transportations services in Ethiopia, we have already started planning for additional investments in technology infrastructure upgrades, and developing our local human talent to meet the needs of our customers throughout the region and globally.”
Dawit Woubshiet, director of Logix Express, said, “Ethiopia is a key market for us and we have witnessed an increase in the logistical needs throughout the region. The new facilities will complement our existing suite of services in Ethiopia, enabling us to expand our service offerings to effectively meet the domestic market needs.
“We also hope our expansion plans will help promote economic developments leading to better opportunities for all Ethiopians, and support efforts of the African Union to promote sustainable growth across the continent.”
Aramex’s operations in Ethiopia include door-to-door delivery and pickup, customs clearing, freight forwarding and e-services.
July 7, 2017