Daiso to set up regional distribution centre in Malaysia

 

SHAH ALAM: PKT every24 Logistics Sdn Bhd (PKT) has signed a service agreement with Daiso Industries Co Ltd to operate the latter’s regional distribution centre (RDC) in Port Klang, in the second quarter of this year.

In a joint statement last Friday, it said Daiso decided to locate their RDC for their popular household products in Malaysia, serving few countries initially in 2019 and increasing to more than 15 countries once the new warehouse is completed.

This RDC is the centrepiece in Daiso’s business expansion strategy to streamline their logistics operations for the South-East Asia and Middle East regions, allowing them to better serve these two fast-growing markets.

“We are confident PKT will be a valuable logistics partner for Daiso to better serve our outlets and customers across the Middle East and South-East Asia” Daiso president Seiji Yano said.

In order to serve Daiso in this RDC, PKT would be constructing a purpose-built warehouse at an estimated investment cost of RM250mil while creating 500 new jobs.

PKT shall be providing Daiso haulage, freight forwarding and warehousing services for their transshipment and local cargo, reaching approximately several hundred containers per month.

“We are truly honoured by Daiso’s confidence in Malaysia’s logistics capability but most importantly Daiso’s confidence in PKT to deliver quality logistics service to their outlets” PKT Logistics group chairman Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba said.

PKT every24 Logistics is a joint venture company between PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd and Daisei every24 Co Ltd.