24 January 2013

Global logistics provider Agility opens new bonded warehouse in Malaysia

- Support automotive and renewable energy industries in Melaka 

Melaka, Malaysia – 23 January 2013 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has opened a state-of-the-art logistics center in Melaka on the Malay Peninsula. This new, bonded warehouse will support a variety of industry sectors, including automotive and the growing alternative renewable energy industries in Melaka. 

The new warehouse facility has a capacity of 47,500-square feet, which includes a maximum racking capacity of 5,000 pallet positions. The facility also includes an open yard of 73,000-square feet, which has a weight capacity of eight-tons per wheel load. The Melaka center will receive and handle both bonded and non-bonded materials for handling and storage, value-added services and customs clearance. It will also fulfill other operational support roles including freight forwarding, inter-trucking and distribution. 

Commenting on the opening, Morten Damgaard, CEO, South East Asia/Malaysia, said, “Agility has been at the forefront in developing logistics services for the renewable energy sector in Malaysia. We are delighted to have this facility available to our customers in Melaka and are confident it will serve the requirements of the local market. The facility adds to our already strong presence in Malaysia and solidifies our position as one of the leading providers of logistics in the country.” 

This fully-bonded storage facility received approval from the Melaka State Director of Customs to operate as a licensed, private-bonded warehouse. It began operations on December 1, 2012. 

Agility is a leading provider of logistics services in Malaysia with more than 500 employees in seven offices. Its customers operate across a wide range of industries including automotive, hi-tech, retail, renewable energy and telecommunications. 

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with $4.8 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in 500 offices across 100 countries

Source: Agililty