Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced it is expanding its presence in Singapore and breaking ground on a new 400,000-square-foot warehousing and retail distribution management center on Sunview Way. The new facility complements and expands Menlo’s existing capabilities in Singapore, where the company provides a wide variety of logistics, warehousing, inventory and transportation management, distribution, fulfillment, light manufacturing and supply chain design and engineering services for local and multinational customers.
The four-story center joins Menlo’s current footprint of seven facilities in Singapore, which support the supply chain operations of customers in aerospace, retail consumer electronics and apparels, automotive, wine and spirits, chemical and industrial products businesses. The new center will feature advanced building design and construction materials emphasizing environmental sustainability and high levels of energy and water efficiency to achieve the Singapore Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark environmental initiative, which encourages the use of recognized best practices in environmental design and construction and advanced “green” building performance.
The facility will serve as Menlo’s new base for storage and distribution, high-velocity picking and packing operations, customized labeling and return management services. Menlo says this integrated facility offers customers a more sustainable tenure of space, the ability to share and leverage existing IT platforms, an experienced management and labor infrastructure, automated product and freight-handling equipment and warehouse management assets. This facility will house 150 employees supporting the multidisciplined operations.
“Menlo started in Singapore 15 years ago with one facility and 25 employees,” says Desmond Chan, managing director, South Asia for Menlo. “This expansion marks an important milestone that speaks to our commitment to Singapore and our focus on providing customers with best-in-class facilities, tools and services to increase efficiency and drives value into a wide spectrum of logistics operations and supply chain solutions.”
Menlo’s existing network of seven facilities is located throughout Singapore with 450 employees and provides dedicated and multiclient distribution services. Menlo also operates additional multiclient logistics facilities in Southeast Asia, as well as China, India, Australia, North America and Europe.