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Headline: DHL to build Global Center of Excellence in Iskandar Malaysia
DHLpartners Iskandar Innovations Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Iskandar InvestmentBerhad, to launch the Center in Medini, Iskandar MalaysiaGlobalCenter of Excellence will offer cross-industry logistics training, marketintelligence and support services for fast-growing enterprises
JOHOR,MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – 7March 2018 – DHL hasannounced the set-up of a Global Center of Excellence (GCOE) in IskandarMalaysia — its first in the country. The Center will provide supply chain consultancyservices, and support businesses to design logistics solutions specific to someof Iskandar’s key industries including Automotive, Energy, Engineering &Manufacturing, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Technology. DHL isestablishing the GCOE in conjunction with Iskandar Innovations Sdn Bhd, awholly-owned subsidiary of Iskandar Investment Berhad. (Left to right)Mr Alfred Goh, President, Global Fast Growing Enterprise and Regional Head, CSI Asia Pacific, DHLYBhg Datuk Ir Khairil Anwar Ahmad, President/CEO of Iskandar Investment BerhadYBhg Tuan Haji Adib Azhari bin Daud, Mayor of Iskandar PuteriMr Philip Chu, Managing Director, GCOE Iskandar MalaysiaMr. Akmal Ahmad, Chief Operating Officer, Iskandar Investment Berhad The GCOE Iskandar Malaysia is a collaboration between DHL and Iskandar Innovations Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Iskandar Investment Berhad.
The GCOE will serve to connect companies with key stakeholders within IskandarMalaysia and supports their vision to be the hub for Asia and globalmarkets, and enhance its value proposition of connecting the region to theworld’s major economies. The Center will also power the region’slogistics ambitions with networking sessions and workshops where companies andindustry experts come together to share best practices, to brainstorminnovative ideas that will form the future of Iskandar Malaysia.
“We want to createan ecosystem within Iskandar Malaysia and to establish a single network that isconducive to all companies to explore and set up business in the region astheir gateway to markets around the world,” said Mr. Philip Chu, ManagingDirector, Global Center of Excellence Iskandar Malaysia. “Coupled withDHL’s sector-specific experience, it will underpin the bespoke logisticssolutions that the GCOE will offer to the local industry.”
“A strong base of logistics solutions and talent will notonly allow the Iskandar region to achieve its ambitions of becoming an ASEAN supplychain hub, but also provide vital trade connectivity between its coreindustries and overseas markets where opportunities are aplenty,” said DatukIr. Khairil Anwar Ahmad, President and CEO, Iskandar Investment Berhad. “AsIskandar’s population and foreign investment levels continue to rise steadily,[1]the GCOE will play a strategic role in creating the job opportunities and exportgrowth that underpin the region’s economic plans for the future.”
“The establishment of the GCOE will bring Iskandar’s supplychain capabilities up to speed with those of other logistics hubs in the region,including nearby Singapore where DHL has already run a Supply Chain Center ofExcellence for the last ten years,” said Mr. Alfred Goh, President, Global FastGrowing Enterprise and Regional Head, Customer Solutions and Innovation AsiaPacific, DHL. “As Malaysia’s broader economy grows in domestic demand andoverseas exports alike,[2]Iskandar’s manufacturing and production industries will need increasinglyefficient, flexible and scalable supply chains to power future economicdevelopment.”
“By complementing pure logistics skills and solutions with broaderbusiness development, market insights, and networking with key decision-makers aroundthe world, we believe the GCOE will help Iskandar align its logistics investmentswith global demand and market forces more closely than ever before.”
In 2007, DHL established a similar Supply Chain Center of Excellencein neighboring Singapore that delivered multi-million-dollar returns within itsfirst 36 months of operation.[3]The Iskandar GCOE will be operational in Q2 2018.

DHL — The logisticscompany for the world
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL familyof divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging fromnational and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillmentsolutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrialsupply chain management. With about 350,000 employees in more than 220countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businessessecurely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutionsfor growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences andhealthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporateresponsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL isdecisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.
DHL is part ofDeutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 57 billioneuros in 2016.
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