WHA Corporation PCL (WHA Group), Thailand's leader in fully-integrated logistics and industrial facilities solutions, has just launched "WHA Mega Logistics Center Theparak KM. 21." With a total building area of approximately 400,000 sq.m. on 400 rai of land, the newly-developed Center is WHA Group's largest warehouse facility closest and most accessible to Bangkok.
WHA Group officially welcomed Kerry Logistics (Thailand) Ltd., the leading of integrated logistics service provider in the country, during the recent lease agreement signing ceremony for a 10,000 sq. m. built-to-suit facility. With the new warehouse, Kerry Logistics now occupies 18,000 sq. m. of warehouse space in WHA's facilities.
The newly launched WHA Mega Logistics Center Theparak KM. 21 is a mixed-use, free zone logistics center offering a variety of built-to-suit warehouses and factories that can go from 5,000 to 100,000 sq. m. to suit a wide range of customers, including e-commerce, manufacturers, showrooms, training centers and others.
The Kerry Logistics warehouse at WHA Mega Logistics Center Theparak KM. 21 will serve as a major storage and distribution center for a wide range of fashion and lifestyle products, considered one of the highest potential sectors today. WHA's logistics center offers convenient access to arterial roads to the city center, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Laemchabang Deep Seaport, and other key destinations.
With the continuous growth of e-commerce and the booming demand for courier services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the timely opening of a new smart facility using the latest automated solutions in warehouse and supply chain management matches Kerry Logistics' investment plan for 2022.
Mr. Pongsiri Sirithorn, Country Manager of Kerry Logistics (Thailand), under Kerry Logistics Network Limited (KLN), a giant transport and logistics company, revealed, "We are the first customer of WHA Mega Logistics Center Theparak KM. 21. Offering a large spacious area, the project is conveniently located along a main road, between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Laemchabang Deep Seaport in Chonburi province."
"The new warehouse will be dedicated to brand name customers in the fashion and lifestyle sector, a market that is expected to grow substantially once the COVID-19 situation eases. During the last 2 years, the pandemic caused widespread economic slowdown and impacted many industries, but the high-end fashion and lifestyle business was only slightly affected. Moreover, in the future, Thailand can become a hub for high-end global fashion brands. We are confident that Kerry Logistics' services can answer the demand of customers, and once the pandemic is behind us, we expect our revenue from the fashion and lifestyle industry to double."
"Transportation from the fashion warehouse to the city center is fast and convenient, making it an excellent location for brand name customers, some of whom have already signed contracts. Our warehouse management is already serving customers and getting good feedback. To achieve our goal of becoming the region's hub for high-end global fashion brands, it is crucial for Kerry Logistics to have world-class warehouse facilities to create better customer experience and accompany our expansion and growth. We are confident of our partnership with WHA." he added.
"It is a great honor for us to welcome Kerry Logistics to WHA Mega Logistics Center Theparak KM. 21 as our first customer," said Ms. Jareeporn Jarukornsakul, Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of WHA Corporation PCL. "We are delighted to play a role in Kerry Logistics' business expansion, which is a result of its perceptiveness in foreseeing opportunities to grow, especially during the pandemic situation. From its new strategically located warehouse, Kerry Logistics will be able to achieve the highest level of operational efficiency. WHA Mega Logistics Center Theparak KM. 21 will use the latest technology and innovation to offer value-added services and accompany the growth of our customers."
Kerry Logistics is the leading of integrated logistics service provider, offering a wide array of services, including third party logistics services, supply chain solutions, , warehousing and nationwide distribution. It answers customers' demands from all industries such as fulfillment center service for online businesses, fashion and lifestyle, FMCG, electronics & technology, automotive, and pharmaceutical & medical device, with its global presence across 58 countries and territories.