Logistics firm Agility boosts warehouse space in Malaysia

Global logistics provider Agility has opened a logistics hub in 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, Reliability, Maintainability and Availability (RMA) programmes and reverse logistics.

The new facility 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 Southeast Asia and the opening of our new facility in Malaysia demonstrates our commitment to supporting our customers through improved services and facilities,” said Agility chief executive for Asia-Pacific, Wolfgang Hollermann, in a statement recently.

The facility is 45 minutes from Port Klang and the KL International Airport in Sepang. Within the facility, 5,000 sq m will be utilised 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.

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-powered or liquefied petroleum gas-powered, with the use of diesel-powered equipment being minimised.

The warehouse roof was specifically designed with strategically placed skylights to maximise the use of natural light and minimize power requirements.

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