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YCH Recognized as Asian 3PL of the Year at the Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards

Hong Kong, 22 November 2007 - Leading Singapore-based logistics and supply chain management company YCH Group today garnered the Asian 3PL of the Year award at the Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards 2007 held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The awards recognize and honour the best logistics service providers in Asia.

Roger Yap, VP, Global Operations receiving the Asian 3PL of the Year award on behalf of YCH Group
  YCH representatives and customers showing their support at the Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards

"This award is a strong recognition of YCH’s leadership in the regional logistics field by our peers in the supply chain industry. Through our suite of innovative award-winning solutions, we have pioneered the effective use of IT to connect customers’ supply chains to create the logistics superhighway and deliver powerful competitive advantages for customers. YCH is committed to connect ideas, businesses and markets across the region with our extensive and expanding Asian footprint, and will continue striving to become the leading integrated end-to-end supply chain management solutions provider in Asia Pacific," said Dr. Robert Yap, Chairman and CEO, YCH Group.

YCH was awarded the accolade based on a comprehensive list of criteria including the ability to understand clients’ needs; the ability to customize solutions for clients; range of specialized services on offer; size of transport and warehouse network; IT capability; level of local knowledge of developing Asian markets and cost of services.

“As Asia continues to solidify its position as the world’s manufacturing hub, the region’s homegrown logistics and supply chain operators are steadily becoming larger, more efficient and more powerful players in global supply chains. YCH represents the cream of such players that have emerged, with its combination of in-market knowledge along with world-class standards and capabilities,” said Mr. Paul Lim, Founder/President, Supply Chain Asia.

The award was open to companies with global headquarters located in an Asian country. Five finalists were selected through online and offline voting through Supply Chain Asia’s weekly e-newsletter and a form in the July issue of Supply Chain Asia magazine. All ballots were tracked to ensure that only one vote per individual was cast and to ensure companies cannot vote for themselves. A panel of independent judges from the industry then selected the final winner based on a 200-word write-up submitted by the companies on why they feel they should win the award. Other finalists in the category included APL Logistics, Kerry Logistics, Linfox and Toll Group.

YCH’s latest win comes on the back of a breakthrough year for the company, which was recently awarded the coveted Best Domestic Logistics Service Provider and Best IT/Electronics Logistics Service Provider of Singapore at the 2nd Annual Frost & Sullivan ASEAN 4 Logistics Awards. Its Chairman and CEO Dr. Robert Yap has also been named Logistics Entrepreneur Of The Year for the upcoming Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Singapore 2007.

The company is present in 15 countries in the region and has been aggressively expanding its regional footprint. It recently announced the opening of its 5.2 hectare, S$25 million Tianjin Airport Logistics Park in China to support the growing requirements of its world-class customers as they scale and expand their manufacturing capabilities in the region. It also has development plans for the Yangshan Free Trade Port area and the Lingang Logistics Park in Shanghai, China.

About YCH Group

Founded in 1955, YCH Group is the leading integrated end-to-end supply chain management and logistics partner to some of the world’s largest companies, including Dell, Motorola, Solectron, Canon, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Dystar, Solutia, Moet-Hennessy and Frisian Foods. YCH Group’s suite of innovative award-winning end-to-end supply chain management solutions - Intribution™, Intrabution™, Retrogistics™, Y-Merge™ and V-Hub™ - employ cutting edge web-technologies that are best-in-class across industry clusters from consumer and electronics to chemical and healthcare, to deliver powerful competitive advantages for customers. The Singapore-based company currently operates throughout Asia-Pacific, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia, China, India, Korea, Japan and Vietnam.

A strong proponent of innovation, YCH is recognized for its 7PL™ approach in seamlessly integrating supply chain strategy with execution to attain success in the SCM industry. Besides being the past winner for the National IT Award and National Training Award, it is also a winner at the Second Annual Intelligent20 Awards by Intelligent Enterprise Asia, the IT Leaders Award by SCS, as well as the Asia Logistics Hall of Fame Award by Lloyd’s FTB. Other than receiving the National Training Award and Corporate HR Award, YCH is also ISO 9002, EMS 14001, OHSAS 18001, STP certified and a member of the Singapore Quality Class and Singapore Innovation Class. More recently, YCH also won the prestigious Singapore National Infocomm Awards in October 2004 and received the highly-regarded Frost & Sullivan ASEAN 4 Logistics Awards for being Singapore’s Best Domestic LSP and Best IT/Electronics LSP in 2007.

About Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards

Organized by Supply Chain Asia, a community of logistics and supply chain professionals in Asia, the Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards recognize and honour the best logistics service providers in Asia. It consists of 16 Awards for Asian and global supply chain and logistics companies, and two Awards – Supply Chain Manager of the Year and Supply Chain Visionary of the Year - for individuals. Award winners are selected by a panel of independent judges from the industry.

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