DHL Supply Chain opens cutting edge Singapore facility
This is the first of its kind deployed by DHL globally and creates a model for the future of warehousing in land-scarce countries and dense cities where land availability is limited and expensive.
April 19, 2016
By PLA Editor
Co-located within the ARC is the DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Center (APIC), DHL’s first innovation centre outside of Germany and a joint development with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Launched in 2015, APIC is the first dedicated center for innovative logistics services in the Asia Pacific region and showcases futuristic technologies.
“We are witnessing a pivotal chapter in the transformation of the Singapore logistics industry, as these best-in-class supply chain practices exemplified by DHL’s Advanced Regional Center start to take off in Singapore,” said Kelvin Wong , assistant managing director of the Singapore Economic Development Board. “DHL’s decision to locate their first innovation center outside of Germany in Singapore is another testimony to Singapore’s commitment to promote supply chain innovation.”
As a multi-customer facility, the Advanced Regional Center also offers bespoke solutions to cater to specific industry needs. For example, the facility boasts clean rooms for Life Sciences & Healthcare businesses, specialised infrastructure for aerospace operations and customised storage solutions for managing service parts for technology customers.
Purpose-built to industry-leading standards, the ARC facility has been awarded ‘gold status’ for its energy and environmental design. The company has also implemented robust security measures that are in accordance with global TAPA standards.