Xin Hwa, a Domestic Integrated Logistics Service Provider Invested Approximately Rm100 Million to Establish an E-Fulfilment Centre in Shah Alam
Selangor, 15 March 2022 – Xin Hwa Holdings Berhad (“Xin Hwa”), a domestic integrated logistics service provider organised an official launch of its E-Fulfilment Centre in Shah Alam, Selangor today. The occasion was officiated by YBhg. Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MIDA, Mr. Ng Aik Chuan, Managing Director of Xin Hwa together with Mr. Kok Poh Fui, Executive Director of Xin Hwa. Xin Hwa is a publicly traded company that was listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia in 2015. They offer a complete range of services including land transportation; warehousing and distribution; freight forwarding and customs brokerage; manufacturing and fabrication of trailers; and containers haulage services.
This centre strategically located along the ELITE Highway, comprises of a 7-storey office and a 3-storey warehouse with a total built-up of 300,000 square feet. It is a purpose-built building specially designed to facilitate e-commerce logistics and to support the booming e-commerce market, which entails high volume and smaller-sized packages in general. This facility is part of Xin Hwa’s warehouse capacity expansion strategy which aims to capitalise on rising demand for warehousing space as a result of supply chain interruptions and the growth of online trading activities. More importantly, this establishment will create more high-value job opportunities for Malaysians while also providing the country an ideal platform to facilitate the rapid growth of e-commerce.
Congratulating Xin Hwa, Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman, CEO of MIDA said “We continue to facilitate Malaysian logistics companies in their forays into the e-commerce business, mainly through the e-Fulfillment segment. On the other hand, to cultivate the development of Malaysia’s logistics industry, we introduced specialised facilities such as the Integrated Logistics Services (ILS) and the International Integrated Logistics Services (IILS) incentives. The IILS had been fulfilling its aim of enabling integrated logistics companies to obtain a freight forwarding license and to go global. In 2021, 20 ILS projects with a total investment of RM1.7 billion were approved, creating over 2000 job opportunities.”
Datuk Arham also added “MIDA is confident that the ongoing engagement between the public and private sectors will accelerate the development of Malaysia’s logistics and e-commerce ecosystems. Our goal is to create more business and job opportunities to increase the overall wealth and prosperity of the country.”
The launch of the Shah Alam E-Fulfilment Centre is timely for the Malaysian Logistics industry due to the prevailing warehousing space shortage stemming from consumers’ shift to online shopping, which is exacerbated by supply chain disruptions. With Malaysia being positioned to be a well-established regional distribution centre (RDC), the E-Fulfilment centre can further enhance the capabilities of the e-commerce logistics hub for the Asia Pacific market and would undoubtedly be able to play a role in accelerating the efficiency of Malaysia’s transportation and storage system and supporting the Government’s objective.
Xin Hwa offers both bonded and non-bonded warehousing options through its eight (8) warehouses, five (5) of which are in Johor and the each of the remaining three (3) in Klang, Kuantan and Shah Alam respectively. Currently, the company has an adequate storage capacity of about 1.2 million square feet.
Meanwhile, Managing Director of Xin Hwa Holdings Berhad Mr. Ng Aik Chuan said “We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the Malaysian Government and MIDA for their efforts in providing comprehensive support to the development of the logistics industry. This in turn enables us to execute our investment projects effectively and be part of the solution in enhancing Malaysia’s value proposition in the global logistics network. Moving forward, we aim to ride on the strong recovery in the logistics industry as the country progresses towards endemicity and reopen the international borders. In this regard, we have already planned for further investment to continue expanding our logistics and warehousing capacity and look forward to working together with MIDA to realise these plans.”
Malaysia’s e-commerce industry is one of the fastest expanding in Southeast Asia, making it a highly appealing market to enter. In 2021, MIDA recorded a total of 20 ILS projects with approved investments of RM1.7 billion, creating over 2000 job opportunities.
MIDA is the government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channel.
About Xin Hwa
Xin Hwa Holdings Berhad is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd. The Group is an integrated logistics service provider, offering a complete range of services including land transportation; warehousing and distribution; freight forwarding and customs brokerage; manufacturing and fabrication of trailers; container haulage services. Land transportation is the Group’s core expertise with strong capability in handling cargo transportation, project cargo involving oversized and over-weight structures across Peninsular Malaysia as well as cross-border between Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Xin Hwa’s warehousing and distribution services complements its land transportation services.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Habibah Enok
Director, Oil and Gas, Maritime and Logistics Services Division, MIDA
Telephone: 03-2267 3539
Email: [email protected]
Xin Hwa Holdings Berhad
Mr. Brian Chin
Telephone: 012-355 3683
Email: [email protected]