CEVA Logistics has begun operations at its Central Distribution Centre 2 in Shah Alam, approximately 25 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur.
“Malaysia is one of our key markets in the Asia region,” said Xavier Urbain, CEO of CEVA. “The country has excellent connectivity both domestically and internationally. It is also in a region where a strong middle class is emerging to drive Asian consumption upwards, positively influencing trade and supply chain activities across various sectors. All these factors make Malaysia a strategic market for CEVA to invest in, allowing us to enhance the scope and quality of our services for customers.”
According to CEVA, the new, 33,000m2 CDC2 is a two-floor warehouse with direct truck access to 40 loading docks on both levels, and offers both ambient and temperature-controlled storage. It is also environmentally friendly because it uses continuous ventilated roller shutters in order to maximize air circulation.
The facility is built on the same site as CEVA’s CDC1, and the two warehouses have a total area of about 67,000m2, making the site the largest in CEVA’s Southeast Asia cluster of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
“Our expanded footprint with this new facility illustrates our commitment to growth in Malaysia,” said Elaine Low, executive vice president of Southeast Asia at CEVA. “The positive feedback and response we have already received demonstrates that we are moving in the right direction.”