Constructed on the same site as CEVA’s CDC1 at Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, CDC2 offers 33,000 sq m of additional warehousing and office space. The combined warehouse footprint of the new CDC2 and the existing CDC1 now totals approximately 67,000 square metres, making it the largest site in CEVA’s South East Asia (SEA) cluster, which comprises Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
CEVA’s facility at Bukit Jelutong is in a strategic industrial area with excellent logistics infrastructure, connected to a highly-developed road network and an expanding rapid transit system, and located close to Malaysia’s main port in Klang.
Having two warehouse facilities on one site enables CEVA to optimise the deployment of resources and equipment, for customers’ benefit. The new, enlarged facility strengthens CEVA’s capabilities to offer fully integrated logistics and supply chain solutions to new and existing customers in Malaysia.
CEVA’s CEO, Xavier Urbain, who was present to mark the opening of the facility, commented: “Malaysia is one of our key markets in the Asia region. The country has excellent connectivity both domestically and internationally. It is also in a region where a strong middle class is emerging to drive Asian consumption upwards, positively influencing trade and supply chain activities across various sectors. All these factors make Malaysia a strategic market for CEVA to invest in, allowing us to enhance the scope and quality of our services for customers.”
The new CDC2 is a double story warehouse facility with direct truck access to 40 loading docks on both levels. It is the first design of its type to be approved in Malaysia, as part of a drive to maximise the productivity of land used for warehousing space, thus catering to the growing demand for contract logistics. The facility is purpose-built, and designed to provide both ambient and temperature-controlled storage.
The entire building has been designed and constructed to minimise its environmental impact, with features including special continuous ventilated roller shutters for maximising air circulation.
CEVA’s Elaine Low, Executive Vice President of South East Asia said: “We are extremely excited to have this new multi-user warehouse in operation. CDC2 will play a key role as a regional distribution centre for several of our customers in South East Asia, especially in the Consumer and Retail sectors, fulfilling their distribution needs across Malaysia and Singapore. “Our expanded footprint with this new facility illustrates our commitment to growth in Malaysia. The positive feedback and response we have already received demonstrates that we are moving in the right direction.”
The opening ceremony was held on November 24, with more than 30 customers, as well as business partners and employees, celebrating the special occasion.