German logistics firm DB Schenker has started operations at its newest Singapore regional hub at Changi Airport, the company announced in a press release.
Worth 101 million euros, DB Schenker said that the ‘Red Lion’ warehouse in the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore is the single largest investment in its corporate history and will be the first warehouse to offer an in-house robotic labeling system with multilingual options.
Extending over 51,400 square metres on five floors, the combined air freight hub and logistics warehouse will utilise a next-generation warehouse management system and a synchronised IT platform to bridge various automations. DB Schenker added that complementing the multishuttle and carton live storage systems are goods-to-person and pick-to-light technologies, conveyor systems, and automated guided vehicles.
Certified with the Green Mark Platinum label by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in Singapore, the Red Lion warehouse is installed with 1,440 photovoltaic solar panels to reduce energy costs.
“Our new warehouse is a record-breaking facility full of technological and digital innovations. It is designed to serve customers with requirements for short lead times and high throughput. Our robotics will revolutionise product labelling. With our automation novelties, we are paving the way for our continuous journey in contract logistics toward a fully digital supply chain,” said David Christmas, APAC Contract Logistics Board Member at DB Schenker.
DB Schenker’s first branch in Singapore was set up in 1970. Since then, the number of business locations in the city state has grown to 13, including DB Schenker’s regional head office for APAC.