LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: UTIW), a global supply chain services and solutions company, announced the grand opening of its newest multi-client logistics centre in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
“We are extremely proud of our newest and the largest of UTi’s five logistics centers in Taiwan,” said Brian Dangerfield, UTi president for the Asia Pacific region. “The 42,900 sq. meter (461,000 sq.ft.) facility features a ‘green’ building design including an LED lighting system and rain water collection and recycling which meets UTi’s ‘ThinkGreen’ initiative.”
The secure facility has on-site security guards, CCTV and electronic surveillance, perimeter fencing and an electronic sprinkler system. The center has 101 double dock doors where clients’ goods are secured from environmental effects. The facility is conveniently located just 20 minutes Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and only 500 meters from Taiwan’s Highway 2 for easy access to the island’s main distribution channels.
“Besides the basic 3PL warehousing, distribution, and inventory management capabilities that UTi offers, this facility is adaptable to the requirements of several industries such as pharmaceutical, healthcare, and wine & spirits which may require temperature-controlled environments,” said Dangerfield.
The logistics center now houses 30,000 pallets of inventory for 100 clients primarily in the High Tech, Fashion and Beauty, Consumer and Retail industries. UTi provides shipping, receiving, import/export services, complete tracking, electronic communications and 24/7 customer service. Many value-added services are also provided which may include returns and reverse logistics, customs brokerage, vendor managed inventory, assembly and inspection, localization, and even freight bill audit and payment.
The center is C-TPAT and TAPA certified and is in the certification process for ISO 9001/ISO22000 certification.
About UTi Worldwide
UTi Worldwide Inc. (www.go2uti.com) is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage, and other supply chain management services. The company serves a large and diverse base of global and local companies, including clients operating in industries with unique supply chain requirements such as the retail, apparel, chemical, automotive, pharmaceutical, and technology industries. The company seeks to use its global network, proprietary information technology systems, and relationships with transportation providers, and expertise in outsourced logistics services to deliver competitive advantage to each of its clients' supply chains.