OW Group chooses DHL to transport carpets via air and ocean freight to the US
The world’s largest producer of machine-woven carpets, Oriental Weavers Group (OW Group), has chosen DHL Global Forwarding (DHL) as its logistical partner for global supply. DHL will distribute OW Group’s products via air and ocean freight primarily to the United States, Europe and across the Gulf region, including managing all corresponding customs clearance processes.
Headquartered in Egypt, OW Group has manufacturing facilities across three countries and is one of the most recognized brands in the industry, especially in the tufted and jet-printed rugs and carpets category.
DHL Global Forwarding recently announced that it would be neutralizing the carbon emissions of all less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments from 1 January 2021.
“As we continue to progress towards our net-zero logistics-related emissions targets, it is exciting to be able to find a like-minded partner in Oriental Weavers as we work to not only grow their international market share, but to do so in a sustainable manner that can make a difference to the climate agenda,” said Magued Ragheb, Country Manager, DHL Global Forwarding, Egypt.
The value of Egypt’s exports of carpets and other textile floor covering was $310.09 million in 2019 and despite the impact of weakening global supply chains on the textile sector, a key component of the Egypt’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Egypt’s GDP is expected to rebound to pre-COVID-19 levels by 2022.
Industry observers are optimistic that the economy will be boosted by economic and structural reforms, and the logistics sector will play a vital role to support exports and economic recovery.
Ahmed Abd El Aleem, Group Logistics Senior Manager, Oriental Weavers Group said: “Oriental Weavers remains committed to sustainable manufacturing as we navigate a challenging, yet positive business landscape. While we continue to grow our global footprint, it is critical that we have a strong logistics partner like DHL to ensure our supply chains are green, resilient and uninterrupted.
“DHL has both the expertise and global network, but it is even more important that we share a common vision towards attaining long term sustainable growth.”