Emery builds regional logistics hub in Singapore

by Canadian Shipper

Emery Worldwide has broken ground for its Regional Logistics Hub at the newly developed Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS).

The $10.5 (Singapore) million facility is targeted to be completed by the third quarter of 2002 and will feature 17,500 square feet of office space and 112,500 square feet of warehouse space, of which 17,000 square feet is temperature controlled. An additional 36,000 square feet will be available for Emery’s future expansion plans.

Located within the Singapore Changi Airport Free-Trade Zone, the Emery Worldwide Regional Logistics Hub will support business operations in the entire Asia Pacific region. It will consolidate the company’s offices and logistics operations in multiple locations in Singapore into one single facility. This includes offices for Emery’s South Asia Area, Asia Regional Accounting, Southeast Asia Division and Global sales, as well as Singapore’s logistics activities and ocean team.

Emery’s regional hub is the first to be constructed at ALPS. Teo Ming Kian, chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board, officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony.

“This will be Emery’s fourth global multifunctional complex in the world and the first in Asia. Singapore was chosen because of its sound business environment and the timely opportunity that the government has opened up for us. This facility strongly supports the Singapore government’s objectives for ALPS which include a focus on high-value goods, fast-turning inventory, regional distribution from Singapore as a hub and value-added logistics activities such as vendor-managed inventory programs and product configuration. All of which will enhance Emery’s capabilities as an international logistics service provider,” said Peter Quantrill, Emery’s vice president, International.

The regional hub will house Emery’s regional “data center” and be supported by the latest in data and telecommunications, which includes various Asia Pacific servers to manage its communications, accounting, logistics and EMCON 2000 systems.

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