DHL, witnessed by dignitaries from the Penang State performed the groundbreaking for the company’s new state-of-the-art RM150 million HUB in Bayan Lepas.
According to the German delivery expert, the construction will be completed in July 2023, the hub has a build-up area of about 190,000 sq. ft. with a two-storey warehouse. It is said to be an ultra-modern warehouse facility primarily for a technology-based multinational company. DHL added the warehouse automation investment will be RM 60 million and will be equipped with the state-of-the-art automated pallet storage and retrieval system commonly known as ASRS and the GTP (goods to person) robotics technology to handle small parts picking. It is the first of its kind in Penang as well as in Asia Pacific for DHL Supply Chain.
Apart from the ASRS system, DHL will also be implementing the highly sophisticated automated guided vehicle (AGVs) to ensure the highest productivity and efficiency.
The new establishment is expected to create job opportunities for 300 workers mainly involved in in-house handling, air-conditioned storage, and outbound handling for semicon raw materials. The items will be sorted and delivered to manufacturing plants in Penang within one and half hours from the time the order is received.
DHL Supply Chain, a part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) is now the world’s leading contract logistics provider. By combining value-added and management services with traditional fulfillment and distributions, the company is able to customize integrated logistics solutions, improve quality, and thereby create competitive advantages.
DHL Supply Chain (primarily serving semiconductor logistics solutions) provides specialized, proven expertise within the Auto-Mobility, Consumer Chemicals, Energy, Engineering and Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Retail, and Technology sectors.