DHL Express expands footprint in Gujarat with the opening of its Service Center in Surat


      The new facility will service International Time Definite volumes to and from Surat
      The Service Center will also cover  the surrounding areas of Surat such as
Adajan, Hazira, Kadodara, Kamrej and Sachin

by Shrutee K/DNS

Surat, 20 July 2016: DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, strengthens its network in Gujarat with the inauguration of India’s 40th service center at Surat. This augments DHL’s present service offering to customers, meeting their growing demands for the export and import of shipments. The facility was inaugurated by Mr. Arvind Saraf, Director – Triveni Sarees, a leading manufacturer of sarees and online ethnic wear in Surat.
As the textile hub of India, Surat is the largest center of Manmade Fiber (MMF) in the country,with over 380 dyeing and printing mills and over 41,100 power loom units. This new DHL Express service center will enhance DHL’s service offering for customers who require International Time Definite express services, thereby providing them with greater global connectivity.  The Service Center will also have the capacity to accommodate the growth in from Kumbhariya, Saroli, the next up and coming textile hub in the country.

Speaking on the occasion,RS Subramanian, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DHL Express said, “Opening a center in Surat is a significant step in strengthening our network and capabilities to support our customers’ growing business needs. Surat is the second largest commercial center in the state of Gujarat, and amongst the fastest developing cities in India.  The opening of this facility strengthens DHL’s commitment to enable trade and provide logistics excellence in Surat.’’

The new service center is located around the upcoming textile market on Sahara-Kadodara road which connects the city with NH8 and will support DHL’s customers by enabling the early delivery of import shipments and late pick-ups of export shipments, and also providing customers one-day transit time for most of their shipments.

DHL Express has maintained its leadership position in India for more than 35 years, and provides access to 598 cities and over 33,000 locations within the country. DHL Express India has over 60,000 customers including importers, exporters, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and small and medium sized businesses. With a robust network of over 400 fleet vehicles on road, 19  weekly inter-continental flights, 67 daily international and 80 domestic commercial flights, DHL customers in India have access to an international network of 220 countries and territories where DHL has a presence.

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.


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