It said on Thursday the centre plans to invest in a range of platform renewals and technical innovations through to 2020, including adoption of hybrid cloud, and higher-efficiency or renewable energy sources.
The nearly RM1.5bil investment would creating further opportunities for emerging IT talent in Malaysia and around the region. This is in addition to the more than RM4.7bil which DHL had invested over the past 20 years.
The centre has provided critical IT infrastructure, business application development and support initially for the company’s Asia Pacific.
The executive vice president and managing director, IT Services, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Alexander Pilař said:
“Digitalisation plays an increasingly strategic role in helping global logistics networks achieve the speed, reliability and accuracy needed to keep pace with today’s demands.
“The investment we have made in Cyberjaya demonstrates our commitment towards enhancing our capabilities –and helping our customers improve their market positions through best-in-class IT infrastructure and skilled talent.”
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), chief operating officer Datuk Ng Wan Peng said DHL’s investment reflects its unwavering commitment to Malaysia and its digital transformation agenda “as we race towards becoming a developed digital economy by 2020”.
“In addition to employment creation, this move will greatly boost and strengthen the digital infrastructure and ecosystem crucial for a thriving innovation powered socio-economy,” she said.
A team of more than 1,440 employees ensure the Cyberjaya IT Services Center, along with their counterparts in Prague, the Czech Republic and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, deliver 24/7 IT support across all DHL divisions –DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Supply Chain, DHL eCommerce operations.
The site head of IT services Cyberjaya, and VP business relations for IT services, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Post DHL Group, S. Yogananthan recalls that the IT data centre in Malaysia started 20 years ago.
It had then occupied a floor in a suburban shopping mall with just 120 staff, facing risks of disruption from flooding to the building’s car park.
“Since then, we’ve not only relocated to Cyberjaya but also established it as a key pillar in DHL’s regional and global logistics strategy,” he said.