Kuehne+Nagel’s Singapore Logistics Hub, sprawling across an expansive 48,000 sq m, stands as a beacon of connectivity within the pharmaceutical and health industries. Amid its expansive vision for growth, the company is considering a substantial increase of 12,000 sq m in its healthcare fulfilment space. This forward-looking initiative is part of a comprehensive strategy aimed at fortifying and expanding its existing infrastructure to accommodate the burgeoning demands of today and the anticipated requirements of tomorrow in healthcare and pharmaceutical distribution across land, sea, and air channels. Integral to this strategy is the implementation of advanced logistical and warehousing management practices, encompassing a suite of value-added services within the facility. These services range from diverse controlled temperature storage options (ranging from 15-25°C, 2-8°C, to -20°C) to bundling, sterilisation protocols, and agile adaptations for fluctuating last-mile delivery volumes.
The ripple effects of these investments extend favorably across the entire Southeast Asia region, with a specific emphasis on the neighboring nation of Malaysia. The successful operational model established by Kuehne+Nagel in Singapore will be replicated and overseen by the local team to ensure seamless implementation.
Christophe Vandrome, Kuehne+Nagel’s Contract Logistics Director for Singapore and Malaysia, underscores the efficiency of their swift local distribution network in Singapore, capable of addressing emergencies in hospitals and clinics within a remarkable two-hour window. Vandrome expresses the readiness to leverage the knowledge, skills, and experiences of their expert team to replicate this success in Malaysia.
Marcello Ferrari, Vice President Global Head of Customer Development Healthcare and Contract Logistics, highlights the established leadership achieved in Singapore through operational excellence, specialized business practices, and earned customer trust. The goal, as articulated by Ferrari, is to replicate this blueprint in Malaysia by adopting a similar approach while customizing it to meet the distinctive needs of the burgeoning healthcare industry in the country.
This expansion initiative aligns seamlessly with Kuehne+Nagel’s overarching roadmap, particularly Roadmap 2026, which identifies healthcare as a pivotal industry for development. This strategic alignment mirrors the sustained growth projected for the Asia Pacific healthcare logistics market, expected to persist until at least 2027. With a steadfast commitment to continual investment in healthcare logistics capabilities, Kuehne+Nagel unequivocally positions itself as a frontrunner and a stalwart in the dynamic healthcare supply chain industry.