Tier one engine maker, Cummins, has opened a $5.4m global logistics hub in Singapore that it said will enhance its delivery of aftermarket products. The company said the Singapore Global Logistics Hub will serve markets including the US, Europe, China, India, as well as customers across the Northeast and Southeast Asia regions.
The logistics hub consolidates operations from three previous centres in Singapore and is now one of eight major parts distribution hubs the company has around the world. The others are in Mexico, Brazil, India, Belgium, China and two in the US. The transition of activity to the new hub took two months without disruption to its logistics activity, Cummins said in a statement.
“The establishment of the Cummins Global Logistics Hub in Singapore is a reinforcement of our global master distribution hub strategy and a reflection of our commitment to customers,” said Doug Sunkel, executive director, Cummins Global Logistics. “Singapore is a world-class global logistics hub with a strong advantage of being at the heart of Southeast Asia and sitting right across the major shipping lanes.”
Among the improvements at the new centre, Cummins has deployed material handling equipment with cameras and motion sensors for added operations safety. The centre’s warehouse has also adopted a best-in-class management system and barcode technology in a radio frequency (RF) environment, to control and optimise material flow, according to the company. Space utilisation has also been improved by 30%.