Australia’s Toll Group to Build Logistics Hub in Singapore
Toll Group recently unveiled its blueprint for Toll City, a logistics hub in Tuas, Singapore, of over one million square feet.
The $167 million, five-level, facility will house state-of-the-art automation systems to improve productivity and operating efficiency for Toll and its customers in Singapore and in the region.
The Australia-based Toll Group, a division of Japan Post, is a provider of transportation and logistics in the Asia-Pacific region.
The development is a key part of Toll’s strategy to strengthen its presence in the region and to continue providing best-in-class supply chain solutions across different market sectors, according to Toll CEO Chris Pearce.
“The size and scope of this investment is a testament to Toll’s intent to achieve supply chain excellence in Asia Pacific for its customers,” Pearce said. “Toll City will redefine warehousing solution options for its customers through leading-edge technology and innovation in a world class facility. We will be ready to increase Toll’s productivity and meet warehousing capacity demand in a region that is set to become one of the largest economic blocs in the world.”
Some of the high-tech options being reviewed for the Toll City development include high-speed unit picking, voice picking, and intelligent conveyor systems. The integrated transport and warehouse systems are complemented by energy-efficient initiatives including rain water harvesting and energy monitoring.
“The success of Singapore as a world-leading logistics hub stems from the close collaborations with key industry players, such as Toll Group,” said Kelvin Wong, assistant managing director of the Singapore Economic Development Board. “Toll City demonstrates Singapore’s position as a strategic base for regional supply chain operations, as well as Toll Group’s commitment to set new benchmarks for Singapore’s logistics industry by creating solutions that drive productivity growth.”
Pearce said that the completion of Toll City in mid-2017will enhance Singapore’s position as a regional logistics hub and provide Toll’s customers access to greater flexibility and scalability in their supply chains.
Toll City’s proximity to road links to Malaysia and the growing Jurong region makes the facility an excellent land-sea interface for its customers. It also coincides with the planned 2020 completion of the Tuas Port which will consolidate all of Singapore’s container operations in one terminal and handle up to 65 million TEUs per year when fully operational.
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