Menlo Logistics opens hi-tech warehouse in Jurong

SINGAPORE - A subsidiary of American logistics multinational Con-way opened a high-tech warehousing and distribution centre here on Tuesday.

Menlo Logistic's five ha facility in Jurong focuses on servicing the firm's clients in the wine and spirits industry globally, but also provides services "in a variety of industries for which Singapore is a growing market," the firm said in a media release.

These industries include the automotive, consumer electronics and apparel, aerospace and industrial sectors, according to Menlo president Robert Bianco.

"Singapore and the regional Asia markets is one of our fastest growing sectors, due in large part to our strong market share and industry-specific expertise in wine and spirits distribution," he added in a statement.

The five-storey facility, which started construction in June last year (2013), is on a 10-year lease from local-listed real estate investment trust Mapletree Logistics Trust.

The trust invested $127 million to build the site, which has 9.3 ha of floor space, a ceiling height of 12 metres, and vehicular ramp access on every level.

Mr Bianco said that the lease demonstrates Menlo's commitment to the Singapore market, and added the firm is "investing to grow with our customers".

Features of the new facility include secured, temperature-controlled warehousing for high-value wines and spirits, with value-added services such as picking and packing operations, and customised labelling and return management.