DHL Supply chain has invested €90million in a new 90,000 sq m advanced regional centre in Singapore. The warehouse contains a multi-customer automation system that includes advanced robotics, which is worth €10.6million – it is the first of its kind to be deployed by DHL globally.
The system uses 130 robotic shuttles to pick and store products from 72,000 locations, across 26 levels. According to the logistics company, it improves picking efficiency by 20 per cent and uses 40 per cent less space than traditional warehouse operations
“As an organisation our spirit thrives on a hunger for new knowledge and innovations that we can bring to customers to meet the challenges of Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution,” said Dr. Frank Appel, chief executive officer, Deutsche Post DHL Group. “We see the Asian region as a swift adopter of technologies for enhanced productivity and efficiency.
“By 2020, Asia will constitute 30 per cent of our total revenue.
“Facilities like the Advanced Regional Center offer a ready model of innovations that reduce complexity, improve accuracy and maximise opportunities for productivity gains.”