Toll unveils blueprint for S$228m logistics hub in Singapore
The Toll Group has unveiled its blueprint for Toll City – a 100,000 square metre Toll City logistics hub in Singapore marking the first investment since Japan Post acquired the Australian logistics and express company in late-May.
July 27, 2015
By PLA Editor
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The Toll Group, now a division of Japan Post, has unveiled its blueprint for Toll City – a 100,000 square metre Toll City logistics hub in Singapore. The S$228 million (US$166 million) five-level, ramp-up facility will house state-of-the-art automation systems to improve productivity and operating efficiency for Toll and its customers in Singapore and in the region. The investment by Toll is its first since Japan Post acquired the Australian based logistics and express company in late-May.
CEO of Toll Global Logistics Division, said the development is a key part of Toll’s strategy to strengthen its presence in the region and to continue providing best-in-class supply chain solutions across different market sectors. “The size and scope of this investment is a testament to Toll’s intent to achieve supply chain excellence in Asia Pacific for its customers,” Pearce said.
“Toll City will redefine warehousing solution options for its customers through leading-edge technology and innovation in a world class facility. We will be ready to increase Toll’s productivity and meet warehousing capacity demand in a region that is set to become one of the largest economic blocs in the world,” he added.
Some of the high-tech options being reviewed for the Toll City development include high-speed unit picking, voice picking and intelligent conveyor systems. The integrated transport and warehouse systems are complemented by energy-efficient initiatives including rain water harvesting and energy monitoring.
Singapore Economic Development Board assistant managing director Kelvin Wong said the investment marks another significant milestone in Toll’s presence in Singapore. “The success of Singapore as a world-leading logistics hub stems from the close collaborations with key industry players, such as Toll Group,” Wong said.
“Toll City demonstrates Singapore’s position as a strategic base for regional supply chain operations, as well as Toll Group’s commitment to set new benchmarks for Singapore’s logistics industry by creating solutions that drive productivity growth,” he added.
Pearce said that the completion of Toll City in mid-2017 will enhance Singapore’s position as a regional logistics hub and provide Toll’s customers access to greater flexibility and scalability in their supply chains.