KUALA LUMPUR: Mercedes-Benz has finalised the planning for a regional after-sales logistics centre in Malaysia.
In a statement on Friday, the auto giant said the centre will be in Senai Airport City, Johor Bahru.
Mercedes-Benz signed a long-term lease agreement for the location, where start of operations planned for the beginning of 2024.
“For the development of the new building Mercedes-Benz has found a partner in the developer Tiong Nam Logistics Solution Sdn Bhd. The company will be in the lead for developing the location and the owner of the new warehouse,” it said.
Vice president global service & parts operations Thomas Schulz said: “With our planned after-sales logistics centre, Mercedes-Benz is committed and will invest to strengthen our foothold in Malaysia.
“We have found excellent conditions and great support in cooperation with MIDA and the related ministries. Located strategically in Johor Bahru, this new After-Sales Logistics Center will enable us to reaffirm our position as a global and regional distribution hub whilst creating new jobs for the region.
“Both our customers and our dealer networks will enjoy a good service and high-quality standards through this new infrastructure,” Schulz said.
The new distribution centre will then become a part of the global Daimler AG after-sales supply chain network and will serve as a distribution site for spare parts in the Asia Pacific region and other countries.
It will take care of the importation, the storage as well as the regional management of spare part and accessories distribution.
The warehouse size of the planned location will be approximately 1,000,000 square feet. The building management system of the new warehouse will be equipped with the latest storage and material-handling systems.
The new established company “Mercedes Benz Parts Logistics Asia Pacific (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd”, a 100% subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG, will operate the after-sales logistics centre in Malaysia.