Dubai's Aramex launches Ethiopia expansion plan

Logistics giant announces franchise agreement in one of Africa's most populous countries
By Staff writer
Thu 06 Jul 2017 03:59 PM

Dubai-based Aramex has announced the expansion of its operations across Ethiopia through a master franchise agreement with Logix Express.

With this expansion, Aramex is now present in 23 African countries, it said in a statement.

As part of its business expansion strategy, Aramex Ethiopia will be inaugurating five outlets in Addis Ababa by August, which will increase the number of outlets in the city to 10, the company added.

Outside the capital, the company currently operates two outlets in Dire Dawa and Hawassa and has plans to open five new outlets in Bahir Dar, Gondar, Jimma, Dessie, and Mekelle.

Aramex Ethiopia also plans to further expand its operations by adding 15 new outlets by the end of 2017.

“As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Ethiopia is an exciting market for Aramex, and we believe there is vast potential to expand our specialised logistics services throughout the country,” said Hussein Hachem, CEO of Aramex.

“With the continued growing demand for logistics and transportations services in Ethiopia, we have already started planning for additional investments in technology infrastructure upgrades, and developing our local human talent to meet the needs of our customers.”

Dawit Woubshiet, director of Logix Express, added: “The new facilities will complement our existing suite of services in Ethiopia, enabling us to expand our service offerings to effectively meet the domestic market needs.”

As one of the most populous countries in Africa with business and trade on the rise, there is an increasing demand for express delivery services in Ethiopia, Aramex said.

Aramex’s operations in Ethiopia include door-to-door delivery and pickup, customs clearing, freight forwarding, and e-services, including Shop & Ship and Drop & Ship.

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