DHL Supply Chain, the global market leader for contract logistics solutions, has launched its Advanced Regional Centre (ARC) in Singapore. Built at an investment of more than S$160m, the new 90,000 sqm facility features an S$18.8m 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 by 20 per cent and utilising 40 per cent 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.