New parts distribution centre for BMW in Malaysia

From left: MMC Corporation Berhad group managing director Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Pan Asia Logistics Investments Holdings chief executive officer Susan Tan, BMW Group Malaysia managing director and chief executive officer Alan Harris, Pan Asia Logistics Holdings Singapore group managing director Christian Bischoff, BMW Group Malaysia Finance and Administration director Thomas Senser and BMW Group Parts Distribution Centre Malaysia head Philipp Lindemann.

BMW Group Malaysia and Pan Asia Logistics held the ground breaking ceremony for the new BMW Group Parts Distribution Centre Malaysia at the Airport Free Industrial Zone at the Senai International Airport here yesterday.

Located on a plot of land of 25 acres in the Free Industrial Zone of the Senai International Airport, the new BMW Group Parts Distribution Centre Malaysia will be a new state of the art logistics warehouse and parts distribution centre for the premium automaker, supporting over 22 countries in the region. The new facility will also replace the current Parts Distribution Centre facility in Malaysia for the BMW Group which is located within the Free Trade Zone of the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor Bahru.

The lease agreement, for the new BMW Group Parts Distribution Centre Malaysia which provides up to 761,000 square feet of logistics property space is planned in two phases.

 

“The construction of the New Parts Distribution Centre for the BMW Group in Senai will mark a major milestone in our relationship with BMW. We look very much forward to a successful project, a fruitful cooperation and to further strengthen our ties with this important customer. This long-term lease with BMW is an example of our commitment to serving the needs of our MNCs clients and helping them create supply-chain solutions as their businesses evolve in Asia,” said PAL Group executive chairman Christian Bischoff.

“Malaysia continues to be a strategic hub and a key growth market for the BMW Group in the South East Asia region. This is clearly demonstrated with the expansion of our headquarters, Regional Training Centre and Group Date Centre in Cyberjaya, our local assembly facilities at the BMW Group Assembly Plant in Kulim, Kedah as well as our established network of dealerships across the country,” said BMW Group Malaysia managing director and chief executive officer Alan Harris.

Harris added that the leading premium automaker has also consistently strengthened its investments in the country, providing skilled and professional work opportunities for Malaysians throughout the country as well as offering significant transfer of advanced technologies and processes to the local automotive industry.

“We are very pleased to welcome Pan Asia Logistics as the logistics and supply chain solution provider for BMW regional distribution centre in Senai Airport Free industrial Zone. Their presence would further strengthen the business activities in Free Industrial Zone which is currently earmarked for manufacturing and logistics activities. Potentially, the planned activities & investment will also promote air cargo movement from Senai Airport and contribute significantly towards the industrial and economic growth of the Iskandar Malaysia region,” said MMC Corporation Berhad group managing director Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh,

Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd is one of MMC Corporation Berhad’s core businesses under its Ports and Logistics pillar.