Jan 04, 2016: Kerry Logistics, a leading logistics service provider in Asia, opened its first IT Development Centre in Penang, Malaysia, to harness internet technology in support of its rapidly growing international operations. The opening ceremony was officiated by Lim Guan Eng, chief minister of Penang and Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, chief operating officer of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC). Also in attendance were dignitaries and Kerry Logistics business partners in Malaysia.
As part of its overall IT development strategy, Kerry Logistics will use the new IT Development Centre in Penang as an offshore support centre to share resource amongst different offices globally, in a bid to increase operational efficiency at lower costs.
Penang’s economy has been developing at a stunning rate for the past 10 years, making it one of the fastest growing states in Malaysia. MDeC, incorporated in 1996, is committed to nurturing Malaysia’s leadership in the information age. Its mission is to spearhead Malaysia’s digital economy by enhancing the country’s status as a global hub and a preferred location for ICT industries in the Asian region. Over the years, Penang has attracted investments from multinational corporations and has built up its reputation as the ‘Silicon Valley of the East’.
At the opening ceremony, George Yeo, chairman, Kerry Logistics, said, “The Penang Government has played an important role in promoting the IT development of this city, making it one of the preferred Asia technology bases of many international IT giants. Establishing our IT Development Centre in this dynamic city will provide us readily available local IT resources, a strong pool of multilingual talents, and good infrastructure support.”
In welcoming Kerry Logistics, Lim Guan Eng expressed, “It is with great honour that we add Kerry Logistics to the growing list of leading edge, innovative companies in Penang. Kerry Logistics global presence and experience in the logistics arena will help strengthen Penang’s position as a regional logistics and IT hub. Kerry Logistics follows a long list of Forbes 500 companies that have sited their principal facilities here. The rapid expansion plan that Kerry Logistics has in Penang will also provide development opportunities for our local talents in gaining international exposure. We look forward to working closely with Kerry Logistics.”
Kerry Logistics aspires to lead the next wave of Internet Plus oriented solutions by combining IT, Big Data technology with its strong business and operational knowledge to help clients boost supply chain efficiency and timeliness to market. Photo : Lim Guan Eng, chief minister of Penang ( from the right), Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, chief operating officer of MDeC ( fifth from the left) and George Yeo, chairman of Kerry Logistics ( fourth from the right) attended the opening ceremony.