Shah Alam, Malaysia: Agility has opened a logistics hub close to Kuala Lumpur, boosting the company’s total warehousing capacity in Malaysia to over 34,000 sq. m.
The new 13,000 sq. m. facility in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam has 12 loading docks and 14,000 pallet positions and dedicated areas for pick and pack, kitting to line operations, consolidation and deconsolidation, cross docking, RMA programs, and reverse logistics. The new facility also includes an office facility of close to 3,000 sq. m, which will become the new headquarters for Agility in Malaysia.
“Agility is committed to building its logistics network across South East Asia and the opening of our new facility in Malaysia demonstrates our commitment to supporting our customers through improved services and facilities,” said Wolfgang Hollermann, Agility, Chief Executive, Asia Pacific.
The logistics hub is located in the central Klang Valley and close to the major highway network. The facility is 45 minutes from North Port and Westport and also Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Within the facility, 5,000 sq. m. will be utilized as a bonded area, with the remaining 8,000 sq. m. non bonded and used for general cargo.
Target industries for the facility will be apparel, chemicals, engineering and industrial equipment and telecommunications.
“We now have a network of modern logistics facilities throughout Malaysia in order to meet growing demand from our customers for a comprehensive range of logistics services and value-added services,” said Mykell Lee, CEO, Singapore/Malaysia.
As part of the company’s dedication to protecting the environment, efforts were also made to “green” the new facility. For example, material handling equipment in the new facility is either electrically or LPG-powered, with the use of diesel-powered equipment being minimized. The warehouse roof was specifically designed with strategically placed skylights to maximize the use of natural light and minimize power requirements.