KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 – FedEx Express celebrated its 50th anniversary worldwide and its 30th anniversary in Malaysia by illuminating the Kuala Lumpur Tower in the official FedEx colors of purple and orange on April 17. The iconic tower, one of Southeast Asia’s tallest structures, was lit up to show the company’s commitment to customers and gratitude for being welcomed as a member of the community for the past three decades.
FedEx began its operations in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 17, 1973, with 389 team members and 14 aircraft. The company delivered 186 packages to 25 cities across the United States on its first night. Now, FedEx employs nearly 530,000 people worldwide and delivers 16.5 million packages daily across the globe. In 1984, the company launched its first international services in Asia and Europe, and in 1993, it introduced direct services to customers in Malaysia.
FedEx’s commitment to innovation has helped it stay ahead of the supply chain curve, and the company is continuously focused on best-in-class innovations that will pave the way for the future. At this important milestone, the company is reiterating its commitment to its customers, employees, and the communities it serves. To mark its 50th anniversary, FedEx launched 50 Days of Caring, where its team members across Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) supported their communities by volunteering their time and donating items to agencies in need.
The company’s culture of giving back to the community is deeply ingrained, and it has recently exceeded its FedEx Cares 50 by 50 goal of helping 50 million people by its 50th birthday. As FedEx celebrates its milestone anniversary, it remains committed to delivering innovative solutions that will enable it to meet its customers’ changing needs in a rapidly evolving global market.