A new 14,000-square-metre facility will reportedly allow CEVA Logistics to keep pace with demand while remain flexible for future capacity needs in the Asia Pacific region.
The transport and logistics company opened a new facility in the Ruhale area of Taguig, Philippines, earlier this month.
The Ruhale warehouse, suited for electronics, food and beverage industries, features ambient, temperature-controlled and dangerous goods storage, 13 loading bays, floor staging and an optimised shelving configuration that can accommodate up to 16,000 pallet positions.
Currently employing approximately 50 people, the warehouse offers customers a full range of warehousing, distribution and value-added services, including picking and packing, labelling, bundling, re-work, tax stamping and digital bottle printing. The CEVA team can also manage return and reverse logistics and integrated B2B and B2C omni-channel operations.
The site was chosen based on its proximity to Manila’s city centre, as well as for its easy access to major transportation hubs, including Manila’s international and domestic airports and seaports, and to major highways for ground transport options.
“I am very proud of the team’s expansion in the Philippines, and I am confident this strategic investment in one of Southeast Asia’s more vibrant markets will be the start of many more successful ventures as we continue to support customers’ supply chains with responsive logistics solutions,” said CEVA Logistics Managing Director – Southeast Asia and Pacific, Elaine Low.
In addition to meeting anticipated regional capacity needs, the Ruhale warehouse was also built with an eye on the future in terms of adopting warehouse innovations. Employing state-of-art technology to improve both employee health and safety and risk management, the warehouse also incorporates best practices in waste management and energy conservation to improve the facility’s carbon footprint and environmental impact. To boost productivity, digital lean dashboards have also been implemented. Planned future enhancements include the use of wearable device scanners, drones for stock-taking and cleaning robots for facility maintenance.
In other news, CEVA Logistics, the subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, boosted its last mile delivery service capabilities in France following the completion of an acquisition.