Singapore: French firm Bollore Logistics opens SGD100mn automated logistics facility

  • French logistics and transport company Bollore Logistics has opened a SGD100mn facility in the Boon Lay area which houses the firm’s first innovation centre in Asia-Pacific and only its second worldwide.
  • More than 5,000 logistics companies are based in Singapore and 25 international logistics players have either their global or regional headquarters located in the country.
  • The 540,000 sq ft facility, which includes a 43m-tall conveyor and is designed to support the perfume and cosmetics sector, uses an estimated 40% less energy than the average warehouse in the same category.
  • Blue Hub, as the facility in Sunview Road is called, also features a centralised automation system to allow for higher productivity in goods picking activities and better use of space.
  • The company employs around 1,600 people across its 12 warehouses in Singapore, including more than 300 workers based at Blue Hub. The firm is looking to increase its total headcount to beyond 1,800 in 2020.
  • Mr Chee said Bollore Logistics will work with institutes of higher learning in Singapore to co-develop curriculum, conduct research and provide internship opportunities for students.
  • Collaborations with tertiary institutions and universities, to co-develop curriculum, conduct research and provide internships, will focus on freight and logistics solutions, and to have students participate on these projects. These collaborative projects will be launched in 2020.

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