DHL’s first so­lar ser­vice cen­tre in In­dia

The Gore­gaon Ser­vice Cen­tre is in line with DPDHL Group’s cli­mate pro­tec­tion goal of re­duc­ing emis­sions to net zero by the year 2050.

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Frank Ap­pel, CEO, Deutsche Post DHL Group has in­au­gu­rated in In­dia the first DHL Ex­press Ser­vice Cen­tre in the Asia Pa­cific re­gion pow­ered by so­lar en­ergy. Lo­cated in Gore­gaon, Mum­bai, the 25,000 sqft fa­cil­ity uses so­lar-pow­ered pan­els that re­duce the con­sump­tion of grid elec­tric­ity by 30 per cent. To fur­ther sup­port growth in the coun­try, over the next three years, the com­pany also plans to in­vest close to €45

mil­lion in new up­coun­try de­vel­op­ments, up­grad­ing and ex­pand­ing its in­fra­struc­ture and bol­ster­ing its re­tail pres­ence.

The cen­tre is the com­pany’s 45th ser­vice cen­tre in the coun­try, and the sixth in Mum­bai, in ad­di­tion to the ex­ist­ing cen­ters in And­heri, By­culla, Thane, Vashi and Vidyav­i­har. The fa­cil­ity, which will en­hance pickup and de­liv­ery net­work ca­pa­bil­i­ties for DHL in Mum­bai, con­tin­ues the on­go­ing DHL Ex­press com­mit­ment to in­vest in in­fra­struc­ture, fleet, tech­nol­ogy and peo­ple, to de­liver high qual­ity time def­i­nite de­liv­ery ser­vices to its cus­tomers.

Set­ting the bench­mark

Glob­ally, DHL Ex­press has ac­tively adopted green initiatives as part of DPDHL Group’s GoGreen en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion pro­gramme. These initiatives are built on two ba­sic prin­ci­ples of ‘burn less’ and ‘burn clean’. “As our pre­vi­ous com­mit­ment to im­prove car­bon ef­fi­ciency by 30 per cent over the 2007 base­line by 2020 was achieved last year, four years ahead of sched­ule. This new fa­cil­ity in Mum­bai is a great ex­am­ple of how we’re im­prov­ing busi­ness ef­fi­ciency by en­hanc­ing our reach, and adopt­ing green tech­nolo­gies across our net­work,” Ap­pel added. RS Subra­ma­nian, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent & Coun­try Man­ager, DHL Ex­press In­dia, said, “Over the years, DHL Ex­press has un­der­taken strate­gic in­vest­ments to strengthen our net­work ca­pa­bil­i­ties to pro­vide high qual­ity time def­i­nite ser­vices to our cus­tomers. The Gore­gaon Ser­vice Cen­tre is the first so­lar pow­ered DHL Ex­press Ser­vice Cen­tre in the re­gion, and can pave the way for in­creased use of so­lar.”

(L-R): RS Subra­ma­nian, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent & Coun­try Man­ager, DHL Ex­press In­dia and Frank Ap­pel, CEO, Deutsche Post DHL Group

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