DHL Express PH unfazed by Uber, GrabTaxi delivery

MANILA, Philippines – DHL Express unit in the Philippines is not threatened by the entry of ride-hailing service providers Uber and GrabTaxi to the local delivery market, saying it focuses in a different area, which is long-haul shipping and logistics.

"We're confident on DHL’s continuous growth in the next couple of years, as we focus on specific industries, for example semiconductors, technology, and life sciences," Nurhayati Abdullah, country manager, DHL Express Philippines, told Rappler when asked during a conference in Las Piñas City on Friday, October 30.

While Uber and GrabTaxi have disrupted the local transportation industry, DHL Express, according to Abdullah, does not slouch when it comes to logistics and technology. 

"We consistently make innovations and spot trends and strategic locations to expand our footprint," the DHL Express Philippines country manager said.

To cater to the growing logistics demands in Southern Metro Manila, the DHL executive said its Philippine unit has invested close to P80 million ($1.71 million) for a new service center in Las Piñas City.

Las Piñas City is a gateway for industries such as electronics, semiconductors, and manufacturing.