DHL redefines logistics in Singapore with opening of the EUR 90 million Advanced Regional Center
OREANDA-NEWS. As a multi-customer facility, the Advanced Regional Center also offers bespoke solutions to cater to specific industry needs. For example, the facility boasts clean rooms for Life Sciences & Healthcare businesses, specialized infrastructure for aerospace operations and customized storage solutions for managing service parts for technology customers.
Purpose-built to industry-leading standards, the ARC facility has been awarded 'gold status' for its energy and environmental design. The company has also implemented robust security measures that are in accordance with global TAPA standards.
"We've seen swift take up from multinational companies using the Advanced Regional Center as their regional or global logistics hub. It also includes a multi-customer automated solution - solutions like this have previously shown within DHL to provide a space optimization of up to 40% and substantial productivity improvements, and are especially useful for customers with high value, fast moving goods which need to be processed in high volumes on a daily basis, ensuring speed, accuracy and security. By providing this solution in a multi-customer environment, it uniquely opens these types of solutions and advantages to a wider customer base. The system is modular in design and can be expanded depending on customer needs," said Oscar de Bok, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, DHL Supply Chain.
Co-located within the ARC is the DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Center (APIC), DHL's first innovation center outside of Germany and a joint development with the Singapore Economic Development Board. Launched in 2015, APIC is the first dedicated center for innovative logistics services in the Asia Pacific region and showcases futuristic technologies.