SEPANG, MALAYSIA, 2016-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is expanding its distribution centre, here, which would provide local manufacturers with a platform to market their products internationally at a lower cost.
GCH Retail Malaysia and Brunei regional director Datuk Tim Ashdown said the extension of the facility, which housed a warehouse of local produce for export to Singapore and Cambodia, was aimed at strengthening its process efficiency to two million containers per week from 700,000 currently.
“This facility, which comes with the latest technology, has enabled us to reduce logistics costs for our suppliers substantially. This was the re-sult of the accelerated turnaround time of delivery lorries to the warehouse by as much as 50 per cent,” he said at the launch of Phase 2 of the distribution centre on Monday.
GCH Retail, a subsidiary of Dairy Farm International, manages Giant hypermarket, Mercato. Cold Storage and Jason Food Hall.
Phase 2, which will begin operations on April 1, will house 760 Giant brand products and 5,300 internationally-sourced products made in Malaysia for export to Singapore and Cambodia.
Ashdown said the expansion would support the growth of Giant for the next 12 years and provide world-class operations for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
“We believe that by supporting the local SMEs, we will create an opportunity for them to showcase their products and provide an established platform for them to communicate their brand to the targeted consumers,” he said.
Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hannah Zainuddin, who officiated at the launch, said the ware-house would also create 206 jobs in the transport industry.
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