Monday, April 15, 2013

Further Development to Warehouse and Distribution by Freight and Logistics Provider

15,000 Additional Square Metres Completes Indonesian Facility
Shipping News Feature

INDONESIA – One of the country’s largest global freight and 3PL providers, PT GAC Samudera Logistics (GSL), has added a further 15,000 square metres to its warehouse and distribution centre in Lippo Cikarang. The facility now covers 36,000 square metres and offers 60,500 pallet positions, making it the largest single-unit distribution facility in the GAC Group.

Based in West Java's largest industrial area 45 kilometres from Jakarta Airport, the centre is designed to provide customers with cost-effective warehousing solutions on a monthly 'pay by use' basis, providing flexible storage solutions based on seasonal demand or market fluctuation. It is equipped with a docking area, canopy, finger dock, generator set, dock leveller and adequate parking to avoid the bottlenecks and delays common at leased facilities in the area. Every day, more than 100 trucks leave the distribution centre for more than 120 destinations. Bjorn Engblom, GAC's Group Co-Chairman, commented:

“Our growth in Cikarang has been built on the needs of our customers. Their faith in our services has allowed us to grow so we can continue to serve their needs as the markets expand. With our partners, our customers and our people working together, we have a bright and profitable future to share."

According to Managing Director Hari Krishnan, the company has ambitions to grow beyond its strategic locations in Cikarang, Medan and Surabaya and this Phase IV extension completes the Cikarang development giving the group the ability to service all the needs of customers in the vicinity. The development of the group in the region was the brainchild of Masli Mulia, President Director of PT. Samudera Indonesia Tbk, who concluded:

"I had this dream in the 90s – to own a large, state-of-the-art distribution facility in Indonesia. When we had the ground breaking in 2002, I knew it was no longer just a dream. Today, I can proudly declare my dream has come true! For this, I have many people to thank – not least two visionary leaders, without whom there would be no GSL or distribution facility. They are the late Lennart Höglund of GAC, and David Musgrave of Tibbett and Britten."