Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has broken ground on a new 400,000-sq.-ft. warehousing and retail distribution facility in Singapore.
The center will expand Menlo’s presence in Singapore, which includes logistics, warehousing, inventory and transportation management, distribution, fulfillment, light manufacturing and supply chain design and engineering services for both local and multinational customers.
“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.”
The four-story facility joins seven other Menlo facilities in and around Singapore, supporting clients in aerospace, retail consumer electronics and apparels, automotive, wine and spirits, chemical, and industrial products businesses. It will feature advanced building design and construction materials emphasizing environmental sustainability and high levels of energy and water efficiency to meet the Singapore Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark environmental initiative.
“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,” said Kelvin Wong, executive director of logistics and professional services, Singapore Economic Development Board. “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.”
The facility will serve as Menlo’s new base for storage and distribution, high-velocity picking and packing operations, customized labeling and return management services. It will employ 150.