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To boost supply chain globally, DP World announces the acquisition of 100 per cent of syncreon for $1.2 billion. The U.S based syncreon is a global logistics solution provider that specializes in the design and operation of complex supply chains for the high growth automotive and technology industries.

  • syncreon provides specialized value-added warehousing and distribution solutions through a variety of manufacturing, export packaging, transportation management, reverse/repair and fulfilment services.
  • syncreon has a global presence across 91 sites in 19 countries and services a large and diversified portfolio of customers made up of multinational companies.
  • The group focuses on two key segments. Firstly, large technology customers to enable eCommerce and omni-channel fulfilment and aftermarket services, and secondly automotive companies for reception of materials, warehousing, inventory management, kitting/sequencing for line feeding, and export packaging.

The major deals and investments by DP World are featured below:

Aug 2020: DP World Limited announced that its subsidiary Unifeeder ISC (Indian Subcontinent) platform has acquired Transworld Feeders FZCO, Avana Logistek Limited, including its subsidiary Avana Global FZCO, and Transworld Feeders Pvt. Ltd and and EXIM feeder shipping operations of Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Limited.

July 2020: Hindustan Infralog Private Limited (HIPL) a joint venture of National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and supply chain leader DP World has announced an investment of approximately $150 million in developing its Nhava Sheva Business Park (NSBP) Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Mumbai.

July 2020: The global supply chain leader DP World has agreed to acquire a majority stake in South Korea based UNICO Logistics Co. Ltd. has a global footprint of 25 subsidiaries in 20 countries and is one of the largest independent NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier) in South Korea.

February 2020: DP World, plans to invest $1 billion in Bangladesh’s logistics infrastructure. The investment includes the developments of container supply chain infrastructure, port infra, rail network, and inland container terminals.

January 2020: DP World has acquired a 44% stake in Swissterminal Holding, a leading container terminal operator. The acquisition has strengthened its position as an inland supply chain solutions provider. The Swissterminal is based in Frenkendorf, and it also has a presence in Zurich-Niederglatt, Basel-Birsfelden, Basel-Kleinhueningen, and Liestal in Switzerland.

December 2019: DP World’s subsidiary Unifeeder has announced the acquisition of a 77% stake in Feedertech Group. Singapore based Feedertech Group, operates two businesses, Feedertech, which is an independent feedering service and Perma, a regional short-sea network. The transaction will enhance DP World’s logistics capability to offer an end-to-end solution to both the shipping lines and cargo owners across the world.

May 2019: DP World’s joint venture HIPL has acquired a 76% stake in KRIBCHO Infrastructure Ltd (KRIL). Hindustan Infralog Pvt Ltd (HIPL) is a joint venture between DP World and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). The deal helped DP World to emerge as one of the leading integrated rail terminal and container train operators in India.

About DP World
DP World is a global port operator, based in Jebel Ali in Dubai, UAE. The company is a leading enabler of international trade and an integral part of the global supply chain. The company manages multiple businesses from marine and inland terminals, port management, maritime services, logistics, and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

DP World has a portfolio of more than 150 operations in around 45 countries across six continents, with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets of the world. The company has a team of over 50,000 people across the globe

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