FedEx Express Marks 36 Years of Operations In the Philippines With New Philippines Gateway In Clark
From left to right: Gen. Aaron N. Aquino (Ret.), President and CEO of Clark International Airport Corporation; Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, Department of Transportation; Garrick Thompson, FedEx Express Sales Senior Manager; Secretary Vince Dizon, Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects; Jake Bingcang, Vice President of Bases Conversion Development Authority; and Ranny Chua, FedEx Express Operations Senior Manager.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, marks 36 years of operations in the Philippines with the unveiling of their latest investment in the country - the new Philippines gateway facility worth upwards of USD 30 million.
The 17,000-square-meter facility, expected to open its doors in April 2021, is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that will increase sorting capabilities to 9,000 documents and parcels per hour. The facility will also have dedicated areas to process large heavyweight freight. Once operational, this investment will bring the total number of team members to more than 800 in Clark alone.
FedEx Express Philippines Managing Director John Peterson shares, “Moving our Philippines gateway to Clark will enhance our ability to serve customers across the Philippines, given the expansion of Clark International Airport and a 24/7 Customs clearance operation. Customers in Northern Luzon and Cebu will enjoy an extended cut-off time while deliveries in Northern Luzon will be earlier by two hours on average. FedEx will maintain a facility in Manila to continue serving all customer needs.
The government’s ongoing infrastructure projects will decrease travel time between Northern Luzon, Metro Manila, and Southern Luzon. This move supports the government’s efforts to decongest Metro Manila.”
“FedEx has definitely demonstrated the importance of investing in the regions by opening its state-of-the-art gateway facility in Clark. I say that FedEx made the right choice, for the location of this new smart and green metropolis is strategic and booming with potential. The expansion of the company’s operations here in the north will definitely complement the transport infrastructure projects we are building to provide enhanced mobility and connectivity across the country,” said Secretary Arthur Tugade, Department of Transportation.
“We are very pleased to welcome the FedEx Express family to Clark, an emerging economic hub in the Philippines. Clark’s strategic location, improved infrastructure and connectivity, and ease of doing business make it the ideal base in the Philippines for global companies, such as FedEx Express, to expand operations,” shared Secretary Vince Dizon, Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects.
“We’re delighted with FedEx’s investment here at the vibrant Clark civil aviation complex and CIAC is equally committed to sustaining a mutually beneficial partnership toward job creation and continued economic growth in the greater Clark area,” said Aaron Aquino, Clark International Airport Corporation President.
This is the latest in a series of strategic investments that FedEx has made in the Philippines and across Asia-Pacific to enhance service coverage and customer experience in this important region.
Peterson emphasized, “We are proud to be celebrating our 36th anniversary in the Philippines this year. This latest investment further reinforces our long-term commitment to our customers and team members in the country.”
In 2018, FedEx refurbished its Philippines headquarters in Makati and equipped it with the latest technologies that aim to enhance collaboration, promote learning, offer flexible working environments, and improve employee mobility.
In 2017, FedEx invested in two facilities with a combined worth of USD 2.15 million. The Philippine IT Center in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig is the third regional software development center for APAC solutions enhancement in the region. Meanwhile, the APAC Trade Facilitation Center in Clark performs clearance preparation work such as data management, profile matching, and other administrative tasks to support APAC markets including Japan and Singapore.
In 2016, FedEx acquired TNT, expanding its transportation and network assets around the globe.
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