Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.5 billion global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the opening of its new, state-of-the-art, multi-client warehouse facility in Ladkrabang, Thailand.
Menlo is a leading global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations on five continents. With a base of more than 36 operating locations in the South Asia region, the company’s services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehousing, distribution and transportation management; supply chain engineering and other value-added services across multiple industries.
Menlo officials state that the new facility adds 9,747 square meters (105,000 square feet) of space, increasing Menlo’s total operating space in Thailand to 32,528 square meters (350,000 square feet). The facility will employ more than 25 employees and was chosen in part for its proximity to the points of distribution for international export and domestic distribution.
“The decision to open this new facility was driven by increased consumer goods customer demand in the region,” said Desmond Chan, managing director, Menlo Logistics South Asia. “Our ability to provide outstanding logistics services specific to consumer goods manufacturers, including special storage and distribution, after-market parts distribution and inbound parts management, positions our company to successfully meet that demand.”
Currently, 65% of the new facility’s space is committed for use by manufacturers of consumer goods products in the consumer goods industry, leaving approximately 3,251 square meters (35,000 square feet) of space available. Citing the attractiveness of the location, Menlo officials feel certain the space will soon be filled through existing customer growth.