Toll Group, one of Asia Pacific’s leading transport and logistics companies, today announced an investment of AU$10 million in its warehouse facility in Baeksa, South Korea, to support growing customer demand.
The expanded facility can store 300,000 inventory items and is 23,000 sqm, the equivalent in size of four football fields, tripling Toll’s warehouse footprint in South Korea.
The investment includes state-of-the-art advanced automation technology, one of the first of its kind in South Korea, to support the growth in e-commerce, retail and omnichannel fulfilment for retail customers.
The advanced automation technology will include a tote-to-person operation using a carton-transfer unit and a modular conveyor belt system to deliver high inventory picking, increasing productivity and operational efficiency by 70 per cent.
Park Seungtaek, Country Manager, Toll Group Korea, said, “The investment reflects Toll’s commitment to growing this important market and service our customers across retail, chemicals, medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. In addition, the investment is part of our broader strategy to grow our Asia business.”
“We are seeing exponential growth and strong customer demand for advanced warehouse management solutions. Our automation technology enables us to provide customers with improved productivity, real-time tracking and traceability. As a result, the picking stations will dispatch items more quickly, enabling our customers to deliver their e-commerce orders faster, more economically and sustainably,” Mr Seungtaek said.
The Icheon facility is strategically located in the Gyeonggi Province, near Seoul and the Metropolitan area. The Icheon warehouse complements Toll Group’s existing logistics facilities in Seoul and Incheon and freight forwarding facilities in Pyeongtaek and the Busan Port.
Toll now has 160 facilities in 13 markets across Asia and is making a significant investment in the region, with AU$ 650 million of investments planned over the next four years to expand operations in the region.
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