Nippon Express (Malaysia), a local subsidiary of Nippon Express, has completed the construction of the Shah Alam Logistics Center, Nippon Express Group's most extensive single-structure multifunctional logistics warehouse outside Japan, in the Shah Alam Industrial Park in the Malaysian state of Selangor. The centre started operations on March 9.
The Shah Alam Industrial Park that hosts this centre is located near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's largest consumption area, and ideally situated as a logistics hub, with easy access to Malaysia's main sea gateway Port Klang and Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
This centre is Nippon Express' largest warehouse outside Japan, and its location near key consumption areas and an international seaport and airport are leveraged to meet a full range of logistics needs — e.g., vendor-managed inventory (VMI) and just-in-time (JIT) delivery — with cutting-edge high-quality services.
Its bonded warehouse functions enabling non-resident inventory to be stored allows the Center to serve as a hub for Asia and the Middle East.
The centre plans to obtain halal certification in anticipation of future growth in the Muslim population, forecast to exceed one-fourth of the world's total population by 2030, and a consequent expansion of the global halal market. Accordingly, an area for ritually cleansing trucks and cargo containers has been established within the facility.
To reinforce the Nippon Express Group's logistics network for pharmaceuticals, designated as a priority industry in the “Growth Strategy for Core Businesses” detailed in the Group's Corporate Strategy, the Center intends to obtain certification for Good Distribution Practice (GDP), standards for proper distribution of pharmaceutical products.
A rampway permits vehicles to load/unload on both the first and second floors (berth spaces for 45 vehicles).
Nippon Express (Malaysia) will deploy this centre to further bolster its logistics functions and thereby meet the increasingly diversified and sophisticated logistics needs of customers, including domestic sales logistics for consumer goods, manufacturing logistics (JIT delivery), temperature-controlled storage using air-conditioned facilities, and storage/delivery of halal products.