RELEASE: Aramco and DHL Supply Chain Announce New End-to-End Sourcing and Logistics Joint Venture (1)

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RELEASE: Aramco and DHL Supply Chain Announce New End-to-End Sourcing and Logistics Joint Venture (1)

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DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, March 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Aramco, one of the world's leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, and international contract logistics provider DHL Supply Chain have announced the signing of a shareholders for a new Procurement and Logistics Center in Saudi Arabia, in order to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the supply chain. It will be the first center of its kind in the region that serves clients from the industrial, energy, chemical and petrochemical sectors.

The joint venture aims to be operational by 2025 and to provide comprehensive and reliable procurement and supply chain services to companies in the industrial, energy, chemical and petrochemical sectors. The joint venture will initially focus on Saudi Arabia, with aspirations to expand throughout the MENA region.

Aramco's preeminent industrial and energy supply chain ecosystem and DHL's world-class logistics expertise are expected to enable the joint venture to add value in meeting customers' supply chain purchasing needs. supply, warehouse and inventory management, transport and reverse logistics.

The goal is for the joint venture to achieve industry best practices in procurement and supply chain management, as well as the implementation of more sustainable supply chain, transportation and warehousing solutions.

Amin H. Nasser, President and CEO of Aramco, said, "This partnership brings together two industry leaders, each with a long history. By combining Aramco's unique energy, chemical and industrial supply chain ecosystem With DHL's world-class transportation and logistics expertise, we intend the Procurement and Logistics Hub joint venture to serve as a single hub for customers' supply chain needs.We anticipate it will not only drive the economic objectives of our two companies , but it will also accelerate growth in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region."

Oscar de Bok, CEO of DHL Supply Chain, commented: "We are very pleased to announce the signing of this agreement with Aramco. Through it, DHL intends to further its business operations and logistics networks throughout Saudi Arabia and the MENA region, while expanding our industrial footprint. By working in partnership with Aramco, our goal is to provide regional and multinational companies in these sectors with access to a strong international logistics network, fostering positive economic growth while promoting sustainable activities."

Using cutting-edge technologies, the joint venture is expected to enable companies to reduce costs, maximize efficiencies and take advantage of digitalization. It represents the culmination of several years of cooperation between the two companies, and aims to transform inventory and logistics management, expand business, create employment and enable economic diversification in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region.

Creation of the joint venture is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

About Aramco

Aramco is a global integrated energy and chemicals company. We are moved by the conviction that energy is an opportunity. From producing approximately one in eight barrels of the world's oil supply to developing new energy technologies, our global team is dedicated to creating impact in everything we do. We focus on making our resources more reliable, more sustainable, and more useful. This helps promote long-term stability and growth around the world.


About DHL

DHL is the world's leading brand in the logistics sector. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivaled portfolio of logistics services ranging from domestic and international package delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transportation to supply chain management. industrial Supply. With nearly 395,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories around the world, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling sustainable trade flows globally. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries, including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing and energy, automotive and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as "the logistics company for the world".

DHL is part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group. The group generated revenue of more than €94 billion in 2022. Through sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve net zero emissions logistics by 2050.

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