CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading global supply chain management companies, has announced the expansion of its footprint in Malaysia following the ground breaking ceremony of its third distribution center in the country on 18 November. CEVA, with its partner Oryx Impressions Sdn Bhd has started construction of its new multi-user warehouse facility called CDC 2 (Central Distribution Center), next to the current facility CDC1 located in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, a strategic industrial area with superb logistics infrastructure connected to a highly developed road network, an expanding rapid transit system and close to Malaysia’s main port in Klang.

The new warehouse will provide warehousing space of over 33,000 sq m. The combined warehouse space of the new CDC2 and the current CDC1 will be approximately 67,000 sq m, making it the largest warehouse campus for CEVA in Malaysia. Having a large campus with two CDCs in one central location enables CEVA to optimize the deployment of resources and equipment more efficiently for its customers’ benefit. The new facility will strengthen CEVA’s capabilities to offer fully integrated logistics and supply chain solutions to customers in Malaysia.

The new CDC2 will be a double story warehouse facility using a ramp up driveway for the vehicle to drive up the second floor to load and unload cargo, the first to be approved for warehousing in Malaysia. This design feature will maximize real estate for warehousing and storage space as well as enable a more efficient system for loading and unloading of cargos compared to the use of cargo lifts. The new warehouse will be designed to facilitate both ambient and temperature controlled storage. The facility will be built with over 40 loading docks with special mazed roller shutters for maximizing air circulation while lowering energy utilization. The method of construction adopted will be to achieve a green and environmentally friendly building with a rain harvesting system and maximum natural lighting.

In addition, the warehouse will have suspended flooring and be equipped with the most stringent security features for TAPA-A certification which gives our customers the quality assurance of our security processes and systems in place. The new facility is expected to be ready in Q2, 2015.

Vikash Agarwal, CEVA’s Managing Director for Malaysia said: “We are extremely excited to build a new multi user warehouse in Shah Alam, and together with CDC1, this location will become the biggest warehouse campus for CEVA in Malaysia. We are continuing to expand our footprint in Malaysia. This investment we are making highlights our commitment to meeting the increasing Contract Logistics and warehousing needs of our customers in Malaysia, and offer more innovative supply chain solutions for their business.”

The ground breaking ceremony saw more than 80 of CEVA’s customers and business partners in attendance, in addition to CEVA’s regional executives, Elaine Low, EVP for Business Development, Asia Pacific and Troy Shortell, EVP for East Asia.