DHL has launched its Asia Pacific Innovation Centre (APIC) in Singapore – its first innovation centre outside of Germany, and the first dedicated centre for innovative logistics services in the Asia Pacific region.
The centre is located within the €104-million DHL Supply Chain Advanced Regional Center (ARC) building at Singapore’s Tampines LogisPark.
“I believe innovative ideas are key for our future success. Our focus on customer-centric innovations and the development of products and services that our customers need most, will help us to remain the logistics leader,” said Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group.
The centre will serve as a regional platform for collaborative innovation between DHL, customers, industry partners, and independent experts. It will also drive DHL’s Trend Research initiatives focusing on emerging trends in Asian logistics and economic activity.
Bill Meahl, chief commercial officer, DHL, said: “With our emerging markets expected to generate 30 per cent of DHL’s global revenue by 2020, our sustained industry leadership demands that we successfully differentiate our services in these markets through well-calculated forays into new technologies, processes, and products.”