Mercedes-Benz chooses Malaysia as regional parts logistics centre for APAC
22 Oct 2021
Mercedes-Benz AG has chosen Malaysia as its regional parts logistics centre for the Asia Pacific (APAC) to manage and distribute an assortment of replacement spare parts and accessories, serving 22 countries.
In a statement today, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) said the new facility, which would be located in Senai, here, would feature a storage capacity of approximately 92,903.04 square metres and equipped with advanced storage and materialshandling systems to better serve its regional supply chain network.
It said this move was discussed during the trade and investment mission to Germany led by the Senior Minister and International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali last week.
Commenting on this, the minister said Mercedes-Benz’s decision in choosing Malaysia not only signalled the company’s continual pursuit for growth but also as an embodiment of the company’s confidence in the country’s conducive ecosystem and strength to support the company’s long-term growth.
“It also acknowledges the capability of our local talent of highly skilled engineers, technicians and as the key global supply chain and distribution hub in the region,” Mohamed Azmin said.
Meanwhile, MIDA chief executive officer Arham Abdul Rahman said the government acknowledged the positive spill-overs of quality investments to the development of Malaysia’s business ecosystem.
“As such, MIDA has been consistent in our efforts to scout and attract quality investments from around the world.
“This latest investment by Mercedes-Benz AG will assume a critical role to further strengthen the linkages within our local industry, create high-value jobs for Malaysians and enhance our country’s positioning as a global supply chain and distribution hub,” he added.
Mercedes-Benz joins the increasing trend of global and regional distribution hubs establishment in Malaysia by companies in industries such as automotive, life sciences and medical devices, electrical and electronics (E&E) as well as machinery and equipment (M&E).