DHL is expected to invest nearly USD 353 Million to further develop their IT data centres in Cyberjaya between now and 2020. According to sources, the investment is aimed at putting DHL at a competitive advantage and creating employment opportunities for the upcoming IT talent in Malaysia and nearby regions.
DHL says that over the years IT in Asia-Pacific has evolved by leaps and bounds and continues to impact business critically. They also add that digitization has played an important role in them keeping pace with the market to achieve accurate results in global logistics.
Reflecting upon the investment, Alexander Pilar, EVP at DHL said:
The investment we have made in Cyberjaya demonstrates our commitment towards enhancing our capabilities and helping our customers improve their market positions through best-in-class IT infrastructure and skilled talent.
Echoing his thoughts, Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operating Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) said:
We are heartened by the continued support from DHL, which reflects its unwavering commitment to Malaysia and its digital transformation agenda, as we race towards becoming a developed digital economy by 2020. In addition to employment creation, this move will greatly boost and strengthen the digital infrastructure and ecosystem crucial for a thriving innovation powered socio-economy. We look forward to the journey ahead with DHL, in our quest to make the digital economy a key engine of growth for Malaysia.
DHL say that through their “Living Responsibility” approach, they aim to strike a balance between people, profit and planet. The investment, they say, is also aimed at building a wide range of platform renewals and technical innovations like hybrid cloud and renewable energy resources.