Automated logistics facility planned for LVMH

Bollore-logisticsBollore Logistics Singapore has unveiled a plan to invest in a S$10 million (US$7.2 million) automated logistics facility for French luxury group LVMH.

The 20,000sqm facility will be built as a shared investment between Bollore and LVMH. Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, the centre will be built with an investment of S$10 million between Bolloré and LVMH as part of a long-term partnership to significantly drive productivity and increase space efficiency.

Cyril Dumon, Bollore Logistics Asia Pacific CEO, said automation is the key for Singapore’s logistics sector to cope with emerging patterns globally.

Dumon said the setup will be housed in Bollore Logistics Green Hub, their high-tech logistic centre in Pioneer Turn.

Their 42,000sqm flagship logistic high-tech warehouse facility Green Hub in Pioneer Turn also serves as a regional distribution centre for multinational corporations.

“The close partnership between LVMH and Bollore Logistics has strongly supported the growth of the business in the past 15 years,” said, Guillaume Mechain, LVMH Asia Pacific supply-chain director.

“Introducing automation further reinforces our connections and emphasises our expertise in safety, quality, service and efficiency for the next 10 years.”

Collectively designed by Bollore Logistics, LVMH and systems supplier Dematic, the combination of multi-shuttle system and picking technology is the first of its type to be deployed in the Singapore region.

Michael Bradshaw, Dematic Southeast Asia director, said this project represents a number of industry firsts both in Singapore and in the region.

The company said one of its features is to enable higher storage density to make efficient use of Singapore’s limited warehouse space. In terms of productivity, it will achieve throughput levels up to 10 times faster than conventional methods, and will improve order lead-time while halving manpower needs.

The project is expected to be completed in January next year.



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