GEODIS invests in a new multi-user facility near Seoul, South Korea in response to surging demand for supply chain services.
The global logistics provider says “dynamic changes in consumer buying habits through e-commerce channels”, are driving this demand. The new facility will provide additional warehousing and value-added contract logistics resources, GEODIS says.
The new multi-user warehousing facility is located 25km from central Seoul and a 90-minute drive from both Incheon International Airport (ICN) and the Port of Incheon.
This additional location brings GEODIS logistics footprint in South Korea to 65,000 sqm.
Completed in March 2021, the new premises provide a variable ambient environment with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 34°C. GEODIS says the building will maintain a maximum humidity of 87 per cent with ventilation system support and is compliant with the Korea Fire Safety Standards.
Sub-regional managing director, North Asia, Chris Cahill says: “In line with our vision of being the growth partner of our customers, this investment in additional warehousing resource is just another step in GEODIS’ commitment to support our Korean customers’ development ambitions and our own expansion into strategic markets.
“From inventory management of raw materials to finished goods, valued added services and end-to-end solutions, our across-the-board provision logistics platforms facilitates faster speed to market for our customers’ products by being perfectly located to serve their target markets.”
Managing director for GEODIS in South Korea, Benoit Brule adds: “Our Icheon amenity is built to state-of-the-art specifications of a Grade A standard at a strategic location. The warehouse is open to all new business offering customers an all-in-one service, increased efficiency, full visibility and total control. Above all, we have a truly professional team of supply chain experts ready to support our clients in all their Contract Logistics requirements.”