Asia Pacific's leading YCH Group opens Indonesia facility
Asia Pacific’s leading supply chain company YCH Group has launched its latest state-of-the-art warehouse facility today in Surabaya, Indonesia. The YCH Indonesia Surabaya DistriCentre will serve to further expand the group’s extensive supply chain network in Indonesia.
YCH Group Chairman and CEO, Dr Robert Yap, was joined by officials from the Surabaya Department of Industry & Trade, local media, customers and stakeholders at the opening ceremony today. Already established in Indonesia since 2003 with presence across five islands (Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Kalimantan and Bali) and in over 60 Indonesian cities, the facility in Indonesia’s second largest city is part of YCH’s plan to enhance efficiency.
It is located at the crossroads of the city’s transport superhighways, being only 1km from toll access, 10km away from Tanjong Perak Seaport and 31km away from Juanda International Airport, thereby offering easy access to main land transport routes connecting Surabaya with Jakarta. Being well-connected with the city’s domestic and international logistic routes allows YCH and its MNC customers to effectively meet growing demand for end-to-end supply chain services within Indonesia and from overseas.
Country General Manager, Mr Iman Gandi said: “YCH’s latest Surabaya DistriCentre signifies another milestone in our growth in Indonesia. This 120,000 square feet facility leverages on our award-winning WMS (Warehouse Management Solution) that seamlessly integrates with customers’ back-end systems to power their end-to-end supply chain flows, from manufacturing to finished goods distribution.”
The new DistriCentre will service YCH’s clientele of global leading companies such as LG Electronics and Royal FrieslandCampina, who have been partnering YCH for its innovative solutions that help them maximise their potential to compete effectively in Indonesia.
With strong transportation connections in a prime location, the Surabaya facility signifies the group’s commitment in transferring the industry’s best practices, to service its growing MNC clients and develop symbiotically with valued partners across its network in Indonesia.
“The Indonesian consumer class is set to expand exponentially and is expected that some 90 million will enter this group by 2030. This means an additional annual spending of $ 1 trillion. This also presents an increasingly logistical challenge for enterprises in Indonesia: meeting the demands of sophisticated consumers and delivering goods to them on time,” commented Dr Yap. “I believe this is where YCH Indonesia can play a strategic partnership role to our customers. Continual innovations in technology and domestic facilities, coupled with our extensive supply chain reach in the archipelago mean that YCH will be able to serve both international and domestic enterprises to meet client expectations and ensure that their products are delivered safely and on time.”
Founded in 1955, the Singapore-based company currently operates throughout Asia-Pacific, including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia, China, India, Vietnam and Korea. A proponent of innovation, YCH is recognised for its 7PL™ approach in seamlessly integrating supply chain strategy with execution to attain success in the SCM industry.