DHL Express, a leading logistics and express mail services company, has announced an ambitious plan to invest more than $20 million in Saudi Arabia to better tap into the country's growing demand for logistics and mail services.
The investment will be used for opening two new gateway terminals at the King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh and at the King Fahd International Airport ( KFIA ) in Dammam respectively besides building other infrastructural facilities for the company.
The announcement was made by Ken Allen, DHL's chief executive officer, in an interview with Arab News at the DHL's Saudi Arabia headquarters in Alkhobar recently.
Allen, who has a long track record of successfully turning around business at DHL, gave a brief overview of the DHL's global operation in the interview with special reference to the progressively growing DHL's business in the Middle East.
He was speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the DHL's10,000 square meter gateway at King Fahd International Airport in Dhahran recently.
Allen also spoke about the trends in the logistics industry, the key growth markets globally and the company's plans to hire more Saudi nationals. He said the new gateway project would provide jobs to about 100 Saudi nationals within the next 12 months.
The DHL has plans to set up similar facility in Riyadh, said Allen.