Construction work at CEVA Logistics new depot on the Eastern Seaboard is rapidly taking shape. The 10,550 square meter facility, situated in TPARK’s new Laemchabang 2 site, will comprise warehouses offering both general and free zone storage. Building work has been proceeding on plan with handover to CEVA expected in November 2012. When operational, the facility is expected to become a key strategic base for CEVA’s planned expansion in the kingdom.
The CEVA facility is the first on the new TPARK site which encompasses a total land area of 430 rai with total rentable area of 187,614 square meters close to the deep sea port facilities. TPARK has a number of sites under development in the Eastern Seaboard and Sriracha areas in response to high demand from companies seeking warehouse facilities in the region.
Russell Pang, Country Business Development Director of CEVA Logistics (Thailand) Limited (CEVA), left, and Patan Somburanasin, General Manager of TICON Logistics Park Co., Ltd (TPARK), inspect progress at the construction site of CEVA Logistics new facility in Laemchabang.
Commenting on the development Russell Pang, Country Business Development Director of CEVA Logistics (Thailand) Limited, said CEVA’s commitment to quality service of its customers made the choice of site a logical one.
“This new green field site enables us to offer the integrated supply chain logistics which our customers were requesting,” he said.
“We thought carefully about the benefits this site delivers to our customers not just now, but also for their expected growth. We wanted a facility and location that would match our current and future demands and that is why we moved quickly to be the first tenant.
“The close proximity to Laemchabang Port meant we can be more flexible in meeting their needs while allowing us more scope to innovate in productivity, time, inventory and costs,” added Pang.
Patan Somburanasin, General Manager of TPARK said the site had attracted a lot of interest from potential tenants.
“It is great to have a strong tenant like CEVA moving quickly to capitalise upon the location,” he said. “For logistics services, location and access to key transport corridors is vital. We are very happy with the market response to this new site at Laemchabang and we expect more companies will follow CEVA’s lead.”