Our Latest Milestone – The Guangzhou Hub
I had the good fortune to live and work in China about 10 years ago. It was (and is) one of the most challenging and dynamic countries in the world — and I have worked in quite a few countries in my 34 years with FedEx!
Much has changed in China over the years, but our commitment to China never has. The newly opened Asia Pacific hub in Guangzhou, China is the latest milestone for FedEx — it is now our largest hub outside of the U.S.
A great advantage of this hub is its location in Guangzhou, which is in the heart of the Pearl River Delta – a major international center of production and trade in the region. Our Asia Pacific hub will directly link Guangzhou’s manufacturing base to the global economy.
As they say in the real estate game, it’s all about location, location, location.
We also believe the location of our hub can facilitate the development of several industries in the region such as high tech electronic products manufacturing; seafood and its by-products; bio-medicine and high value publishing.
Customers will ultimately benefit from the greater access and reliability necessary to remain competitive in the global marketplace.
Of course, a project like this has a long lead time, so certainly, when we began planning the project we were not operating in an economic downturn. But that said, we invest in these projects for the long-term, not for the short-term.
The global economy will eventually turn around. And those companies that have prepared for the future will emerge stronger when the economy rebounds.
I could not be prouder of the incredible amount of work accomplished in the past few years by our team members worldwide who have made this new hub a reality.
To read more about the new Guangzhou Hub click here.