Bolloré Logistics announced the recent opening of its brand-new warehouse and distribution centre in Thailand.
Dubbed "SMILE HUB," the logistics center is situated in Bangplee, near Bangkok, and is 23 kilometres away from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Bolloré said the location has good access to infrastructure and transport links to the airport.
"With an area of 11,000 m², it was designed by FPIT to meet the growing needs of the perfume & cosmetics and luxury sectors in Thailand and in the region as a whole," the French logistics company added.
In its report, Bolloré noted that the modern, environmentally friendly new hub was built in line with the company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitments, which are formalised in its Powering Sustainable Logistics programme.
It includes environmentally friendly features such as a smart lighting system, solar panels, and water-saving equipment. By the end of 2022, SMILE HUB will also be awarded LEED1 Gold certification, becoming one of the first warehouses in Thailand to do so.
"We are pleased to be associated with Bolloré Logistics in this project. The FPIT team has worked closely with Bolloré Logistics to develop this hub in line with pre-determined objectives, particularly in terms of sustainability," said Sopon Racharaksa, CEO of FPIT.
Commitment to Southeast Asia cited
"We are delighted to celebrate the inauguration of SMILE HUB in the presence of all our distinguished guests. The opening of this new logistics hub demonstrates our commitment to expanding our presence in Thailand and South-East Asia," Cyril Dumon, CEO of Bolloré Logistics Asia Pacific said.
Dumon noted that the hub combines efficiency with sustainability and incorporates modern facilities.
Hubert Colaris, economic counsellor of the French Embassy to Thailand, honoured the event. Also present were the management teams of Bolloré Logistics and Frasers Property Industrial Thailand (FPIT), including Fabricio Protti, seputy managing director of the Bolloré Group, Thierry Ehrenbogen, CEO of Bolloré Logistics, and Sopon Racharaksa, CEO of FPIT.