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Daiso’s global distribution centre in Malaysia is its largest warehouse in the world

Daiso’s global distribution centre in Malaysia is its largest warehouse in the world

25 Apr 2024

Daiso Malaysia Group Sdn Bhd’s new Global Distribution Centre in Malaysia is set to be its largest warehouse in the world and is projected to have a net positive on the country’s logistics sector.

According to Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Hasbi Habibollah, the centre is expected to handle an annual volume of 9,317 containers of outbound shipments in the future and the strategic location of Port Klang will enable the franchise to have better efficiency in its global supply chain, serving demand in Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, Australia,and New Zealand.

“Daiso will bring in the automated storage and retrieval systems in the new global distribution centre, and I believe the transfer will not only foster opportunities for local businesses but will also empower logistics services providers with advanced tools and methodologies, revolutionising their operations and optimising supply chain management,” Hasbi said at the site officiating ceremony today.

He added that the centre is expected to be built and start operations in January 2027, spanning about 1.7 million sq ft and will be even larger than any Daiso regional distribution centres in Japan.

With a substantial investment of RM1 billion, he said, the investment will enhance the country’s global logistics capabilities, aiming to serve 22 countries and regions strategically.

“With increased investment and job creation, we anticipate a surge in demand for goods and services, boosting sales and revenue to businesses. The growth of Daiso’s business will further stimulate local economic development by creating a demand for local suppliers, contractors, and service providers, fostering economic growth throughout the region,” he added.

Hasbi said the presence of the centre in Malaysia symbolises a partnership that will enhance the capabilities of local companies and open doors to new business opportunities as well as strengthen the bonds between the franchise and local businesses, forging relationships that will be mutually beneficial.

“As we look ahead, the government remains steadfast in its commitment to fostering a conducive business environment for the logistics services sector. By promoting innovation, investing in human capital development, and strengthening regulatory frameworks, we aim to elevate further Malaysia’s position as a premier logistics hub in the region,” he remarked.

The centre was developed in partnership with Daiso and Kajima-SunCon joint venture, represented by Kajima (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd.

The centre is set to handle a diverse range of products, including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, personal care items, stationery, and more, totalling about 35,000 stock keeping units.

Source: The Sun