Bolloré Logistics Singapore is to build a 20,000 sq m automated logistics facility in Singapore for LVMH, the luxury products group.
Bolloré and LVMH are investing 10 million Singapore dollars in the warehouse which is designed to drive productivity and increase space efficiency.
“The close partnership between LVMH and Bolloré Logistics has strongly supported the growth of the business in the last 15 years. With the introduction of automation, it further reinforces our connections and emphasizes our expertise on safety, quality, service and efficiency for the next ten years,” said Guillaume Mechain, supply chain director of LVMH, Asia Pacific.
The facility has been designed collectively by Bolloré, LVMH and Dematic, and uses a combination of multi-shuttle system and picking technology.
The facility will allow for higher storage density to make efficient use of limited warehouse space in Singapore. In terms of productivity, it will achieve throughput levels up to 10 times as compared to conventional methods, and will improve order lead time while using only half of the existing manpower resources.
Cyril Dumon, chief executive of Bolloré Logistics Asia Pacific, said: “Automation is the key for Singapore’s logistics sector to cope with emerging patterns globally. The setup will be housed in Bolloré Logistics Green Hub, our high-tech logistic facility in Pioneer Turn, and we are happy to announce that the co-development of this automation has secured a long term commitment from LVMH.”