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DHL opens EUR 90m Advanced Regional Center in Singapore

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DHL Supply Chain launched its Advanced Regional Center (ARC) in Singapore. Built with more than EUR 90 million, the new 90,000 sqm warehouse includes a EUR 10.6 million multi-customer automation system featuring advanced robotics.

The pioneering system allows customers to enjoy the benefits of automation solution without the need for significant capital investment.

The technological enhancement uses 130 robotic shuttles to pick and store products from 72,000 locations spread across 26 levels, improving picking efficiency picking by 20% and utilizing 40% less space than conventional warehousing operations.

This is the first of its kind deployed by DHL globally and creates a model for the future of warehousing in land-scarce countries and dense cities where land availability is limited and expensive.

As a multi-customer facility, the Advanced Regional Center also offers bespoke solutions to cater to specific industry needs.

For example, the facility boasts clean rooms for Life Sciences & Healthcare businesses, specialized infrastructure for aerospace operations and customized storage solutions for managing service parts for technology customers.

Purpose-built to industry-leading standards, the ARC facility has been awarded ‘gold status’ for its energy and environmental design. The company has also implemented robust security measures that are in accordance with global TAPA standards.

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