DB Schenker now has its own national subsidiary in Myanmar. Following decades of virtual isolation, the state in Southeast Asia, which has a population of more than 50 million, is rapidly developing into a sought-after production location. The Schenker Myanmar Company Limited will manage contract logistics business operations for customers in the telecommunications and consumer goods industries. To this end, the company will employ a staff of around 80 workers, while the Yangon Branch of Schenker Thailand, which has been representing DB Schenker in Myanmar since 1999, will continue to handle freight, customs clearance and transport operations.
“Myanmar has seen a significant increase in investments and activities in infrastructure, manufacturing and distribution since the lifting of sanctions in 2012,” says Nay Htoo Aung, General Manager of the new national company. “We can enable the development and growth of the Myanmar market by bringing our expertise and technology in warehouse design and management, as well as employ and train the Myanmar talent pool with warehouse and supply chain management skills, to serve our customers’ needs.”
Ditlev Blicher, CEO of DB Schenker in Asia Pacific, says, “Together with our established footprint in Thailand and Vietnam, as well as our Laos and Cambodia companies, Schenker Myanmar completes our comprehensive Indo-China footprint, with extensive and seamless capabilities to offer our customers truly end-to-end supply chain management solutions for the Greater Mekong region.”