Global logistics leader DHL has recently announced they are to build a new Global Center of Excellence in Iskandar Malaysia; this will be the first of its kind in the South East Asian country.
The center is being created to provide consultancy services to the supply chain sector along with supporting businesses to develop and design logistics solutions to the key industries in Iskandar such as Energy, Automotive, Healthcare, Engineering, Technology and Life Sciences.
DHL will work in conjunction with Iskandar Innovations Sdn Bhd on the creation of the Global Center of Excellence; Iskandar Innovations are a subsidiary of Iskandar Investment Berhad.
The new center will connect companies with key stakeholders within the immediate Iskandar region and will support their goal to become the hub for not just Asia but also for global markets. The regions logistics ambitions will be enhanced by the new center as workshops and networking sessions will be set up for Companies and industry professionals to collaborate and share ideas and best practices that will help form the future of Iskandar Malaysia.
Managing Director for the Global Center of Excellence Iskandar Malaysia, Mr. Philip Chu said, “We want to create an ecosystem within Iskandar Malaysia and to establish a single network that is conducive to all companies to explore and set up business in the region as their gateway to markets around the world,”
“Coupled with DHL’s sector-specific experience, it will underpin the bespoke logistics solutions that the GCOE will offer to the local industry.”
President and CEO for Iskandar Investment Berhad, Datuk Ir. Khairil Anwar Ahmad said about the new center, “A strong base of logistics solutions and talent will not only allow the Iskandar region to achieve its ambitions of becoming an ASEAN supply chain hub but also provide vital trade connectivity between its core industries and overseas markets where opportunities are aplenty,”
“As Iskandar’s population and foreign investment levels continue to rise steadily, the GCOE will play a strategic role in creating the job opportunities and export growth that underpin the region’s economic plans for the future.”