Dachser now also present in Malaysia Kempten/Kuala Lumpur
Published: 08 May, 2012
Dachser is continuing to pursue its worldwide expansion course and established a joint venture in Malaysia at the beginning of May. The services provided by Dachser Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. range from air and sea freight business to customs clearance and other logistics services. Via its new joint venture partner, the company is also able to offer special transports. It is planned in the short term to employ a staff of 15 for the joint venture between Dachser and the Malaysian entrepreneur Ah Seng Tan (holdings in Multitrans, Megalift). The head office and at the same time first branch office are located in Petaling Jaya, near the capital Kuala Lumpur. There are also plans to open a second branch office.
"In Malaysia we are now present in another Tiger State following Singapore and Thailand, enabling us to develop both international and inner-Asian freight services for the benefit of our customers,” stresses Thomas Reuter, managing director Dachser Air & Sea Logistics. With the new country organization Dachser is expanding its service portfolio in the Asian-Pacific basin.
Reuter adds: “Thanks to years of experience and sound knowledge of the local markets, our joint venture partner provides access to established local contacts and in-depth knowledge from the word go”. CEO of Dachser Malaysia is Huned Gandhi, a former member of the Dachser India management team. He reports to Detlev Janik, chief regional director South/South-East Asia, who is based in Singapore.
Dachser is present in Asia with branch offices in Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand and recently announced its growth strategy for the Dachser Air & Sea Logistics business field. The company aims to extend its presence to 220 locations in 49 countries by 2017. In 2011, the internationally operating logistics provider generated total revenue of EUR 4.3 billion. 21,000 staff working in 315 profit centres worldwide handled 49.3 million consignments weighing a total of 37.1 million tonnes.