Kuehne + Nagel marks ground-breaking of a new multi-purpose warehouse facility in Singapore

Kuehne + Nagel has launched the construction of a build-to-suit (BTS) logistics centre in the west of Singapore. In the presence of Karl Gernandt, Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, a ground-breaking ceremony was held to mark this latest addition to the logistics provider’s global network.

The new state-of-the-art facility will be ideally located within close
proximity to major manufacturers and ports. It will have 55 loading bays
and five floors dedicated to storage, with a total warehouse floor area of
over 46,000 sqm. Of this, 20,000 sqm will be used as a cold storage zone
to manage temperature-sensitive goods for pharmaceutical and
healthcare customers. The remaining space will cater predominately for
aerospace, spare parts and hi-tech products, and a further 4,000 sqm will
be allocated to offices.

The facility will be equipped with advanced technology, automation and
robotisation solutions to help improve workflow processes, reduce time
required to pick, pack and ship items and enable orders to be fulfilled

Karl Gernandt said, “Singapore is an important logistics hub for global
trade thanks to its world-class infrastructure and excellent connectivity.
Our investment in this modern facility is one of the largest outside Europe
and it reflects both the importance of Singapore as a business location
and its significance for the Kuehne + Nagel network. It will house over
500 Kuehne + Nagel specialists and is designed to serve
Kuehne + Nagel’s customers across multiple industry sectors.”
Kuehne + Nagel awarded the design-and-build contract to Boustead
Projects Pte Ltd (“Boustead Projects”), a leading specialist in industrial
real estate solutions.

The multi-user facility is being positioned to achieve Green Mark Platinum
and LEED Gold awards under “Leadership in Energy & Environmental
Design”, an internationally-recognised green building certification system
developed by the US Green Building Council. This is in line with
Kuehne + Nagel’s approach to offer environmentally sound, sustainable
and innovative supply chain solutions, and be a solid partner in energy
efficiency and green logistics.

The facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.