Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Menlo Worldwide Logistics Expands Warehouse and Distribution Capacity in Singapore

Strengthens Support for Asia Customers with Advanced New Facility
Shipping News Feature

SINGAPORE - Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of American freight operator Con-way, is expanding its presence in Singapore. At a ceremony held on the 4th of July the first ground was broken on a new, 400,000-square-foot warehousing and retail distribution management centre.

The new facility will complement and expand Menlo's existing capabilities in Singapore, where the company provides a wide variety of logistics, warehousing, inventory and transportation management for local and multinational customers. The four-story centre will join Menlo's current seven facilities in Singapore, which support the supply chain operations of customers in aerospace, retail consumer electronics and apparels, automotive, wine and spirits, chemical, and industrial products businesses.

The new centre will feature advanced building design and construction materials emphasising environmental sustainability and high levels of energy and water efficiency to achieve the Singapore Building and Construction Authority's (BCA) Green Mark environmental initiative. This program encourages the use of recognized best practices in environmental design and construction and advanced "green" building performance.

Said Mr. Kelvin Wong, Executive Director of logistics and professional services at the Singapore Economic Development Board:

"Menlo's decision to establish a regional retail distribution centre in Singapore is a testament to Singapore's position as a leading supply chain management hub in Asia for consumer and retail business. The centre will add to the suite of specialized logistics capabilities in Singapore, and allow consumer and retail companies to better manage their supply chain in Asia."

Once complete the new premises will serve as Menlo's new base for storage and distribution, high-velocity picking and packing operations, customized labelling and return management services. This facility will house 150 employees supporting the multi-disciplined operations.

"Menlo started in Singapore 15 years ago with one facility and 25 employees," said Desmond Chan, managing director, South Asia for Menlo.

"This expansion marks an important milestone which speaks to our commitment to Singapore and our focus on providing customers with best-in-class facilities, tools and services to increase efficiency and drives value into a wide spectrum of logistics operations and supply chain solutions."