SINGAPORE, Mal.– Kuehne + Nagel has launched the construction of a build-to-suit (BTS) logistics centre in the west of Singapore. In the presence of Karl Gernandt, Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, a ground-breaking ceremony was held to mark this latest addition to the logistics provider’s global network.
The new facility will be located within close proximity to major manufacturers and ports. It will have 55 loading bays and five floors dedicated to storage, with a total warehouse floor area of over 46,000 sqm. Of this, 20,000 sqm will be used as a cold storage zone to manage temperature-sensitive goods for pharmaceutical and healthcare customers. The remaining space will cater predominately to aerospace, spare parts and hi-tech products, and a further 4,000 sqm will be allocated to offices.
The facility will be equipped with advanced technology, automation and robotisation solutions to help improve workflow processes, reduce time required to pick, pack and ship items and enable orders to be fulfilled faster.
“Singapore is an important logistics hub for global trade thanks to its world-class infrastructure and excellent connectivity. Our investment in this modern facility is one of the largest outside Europe and it reflects both the importance of Singapore as a business location and its significance for the Kuehne + Nagel network. It will house over 500 Kuehne + Nagel specialists and is designed to serve Kuehne + Nagel’s customers across multiple industry sectors,” Gernandt said.
The facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.