Considering the explosive growth pattern in the Indian e-commerce sphere, DHL eCommerce (a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group) has decided to invest EUR70 million to strengthen its e-commerce specific operations. The company made a formal announcement at a press meet in Mumbai on Tuesday. Through its subsidiary Blue Dart Express, this investment will go into the expansion of its air hubs in Delhi and Mumbai which are part of its network of 13 air hubs in India. The latest investment supports the growth of B2C e-commerce in India, and is part of the company’s broader plan to aggressively expand across Asia Pacific.
Catering to the increasing shipment volumes by B2C e-commerce consumers in India, the air hubs, measuring 5,761 sqm and 4,274 sqm in Delhi and Mumbai respectively, will be equipped with automation to handle a daily volume of over 500 tonnes. “The e-commerce industry is an extremely exciting one that offers tremendous opportunities for businesses and consumers alike. The global B2C cross border e-commerce market will multiply in size to USD1 trillion in 2020,” said Juergen Gerdes, CEO, Post – eCommerce – Parcel, Deutsche Post DHL Group.