Updated on 11 September 2014
DHL Supply Chain aims to grow its presence in Malaysia
Singapore: DHL Supply Chain is investing approx USD 31 million (RM 100 million) to construct a new mega warehouse in Shah Alam, Malaysia to provide state-of-the-art warehousing and supply chain solutions to support life science and healthcare portfolios along with other setcors.
Malaysia Integrated Logistics Centre (ILC) would be of size 1 million square feet and will increase DHL Supply Chain's warehouse footprint in the country by over 100 percent.
Mr Prakash Rochlani, managing director, DHL Supply Chain Malaysia said, "It is a momentous day for DHL Supply Chain as we announce the construction of this remarkable facility. The contract logistics market in Malaysia has shown impressive growth in recent years and this trend is forecast to continue. We've therefore identified the country as key to our growth strategy and made the important investment."
"We plan to create a true multi-user site to support customers across a broad spectrum of industries who will benefit from the synergies created from sharing resources. Warehousing services will be offered with a wide variety of complimentary value-added activities designed to optimize our customer's supply chain activities; including co-packing and technical services," added Mr Rochlani.
The two-story structure will have 111 loading docks of varying levels to cater for different vehicle types, and will have the ability to provide bonded and environment controlled storage. The facility will be certified to TAPA Class A standards and Quality Management Standard ISO9001:2008.