Menlo opens up new Malaysia-based warehouse
January 21, 2014
Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC, a third-party logistics (3PL) subsidiary of freight transportation services provider Con-way Inc., recently announced it has expanded in Malaysia with the opening of the Shah Alam Section 15 warehouse in the city of Selangor.
Menlo officials said that the new facility is comprised of 102,231 square-feet of storage space and will have 60 employees, adding that it is configured as a multi-user warehouse, offering inventory storage and management, local and regional distribution, and other value-added services. They also said that the facility has ten loading bays and closed circuit monitoring, sensor alarms, card-control access, and 24-hour on-site security guards.
Specific services Menlo will provide for shippers in this warehouse include: inbound receipt, inspection and storage of products, inventory management and order processing, order fulfillment for outbound orders, and value-added services like kitting, packing and returns management, among others.
Desmond Chan, director, South Asia, for Menlo, told LM that there were multiple drivers that led to this expansion.
“There are three logistics nodes which are close to ports, namely, Port Tanjung Pelapas (PTP), Port Klang and Penang,” he said. “Menlo is already in PTP, Shah Alam (close to Port Klang) and intends to be in Penang. The expansion of our facilities in Shah Alam are in part customer driven and in part driven by our vision to be a recognized player in this market. Planning for expansion in Malaysia is a continuous process; we are very responsive to customer demand.”
Also key in this expansion is the fact, according to Menlo, is that it supports the company’s expansion plans and increasing customer growth in the region, as Menlo has made several Asia-based investments in recent years.
Occupying a section of the new warehouse is multinational engineering and electronics shipper Bosch, and the rest of it will be for new business, said Menlo.
Chan said Menlo operates for Bosch and for many other customers in many countries in this region, adding that as a multi-user facility, the space allocated is dependent on the demands of the customer. Menlo currently have 12 customers in the Shah Alam area.
“Menlo intends to continue its expansion in this region, responding to customers’ demand to new locations, new facilities and new services,” he said. “We are optimistic of the opportunities and growth.”
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