Bollore Logistics invests $100M in new western Singapore warehouse

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July 02, 2019: Bollore Logistics has unveiled a new 50,000 m2 state-of-the-art warehouse in western Singapore.

The site known as Blue Hub is fully automated with a view to support the growth of customers in the perfumes and cosmetics sector.

This site represents an investment of S$100 million and stands apart through its equipment and leading-edge technology. The site features an automated multi-shuttle system for optimizing storage density while ensuring optimal inventory rotation. It is also equipped with a 43-meter-tall Spiralveyor conveyor with high energy efficiency, generating energy savings of up to 87 percent and thus reducing costs.

The company has invested to equip Blue Hub with fully integrated automation solutions that improve storage flexibility, productivity and efficiency.

Blue Hub will also be home to B Lab, a regional innovation platform fostering collaborative work between sector stakeholders, with the aim of developing value-creating solutions using robotics, digital, and sustainable technologies. 

In line with Singapore’s Smart Nation, Bollore Logistics seeks to contribute to the innovation ecosystem through this new platform. To that end, B Lab will work with local universities to train young minds on creative thinking and the creation of logistics solutions.

Bollore Logistics aims to make Blue Hub an icon of new-generation sustainable architecture. It is equipped with an advanced energy-management system, which harnesses the Internet of Things to make predictive building analyses, and a smart lighting control system. 

Further initiatives include a storm-water recycling system, energy and water consumption monitoring, a photocell sensor for harvesting daylight, a food digester for a zero-waste cafeteria, and chemical-free landscape management. In addition to obtaining the highest-level eco-certification, Green Mark Platinum and LEED Gold (earmarked), Blue Hub’s design comprises a range of biodiversity initiatives and as such will be the first project to achieve BiodiverCity certification in Asia.

Cyril Dumon, CEO of Bollore Logistics Asia-Pacific said: “Following the success of our Green Hub, Blue Hub follows the same philosophy by blending sustainability building-solutions with employee centric features. The facility also integrates B Lab, our first innovation center in Asia, which serves as a nexus for research, innovation and collaboration.”

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