Asia-Pacific's leading supply chain management company YCH Group expands Indonesian logistics network with new facility in Surabaya

Oct 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Surabaya, Indonesia, October 16th, 2013 –Asia Pacific’s leading supply chain company YCH Group has officially launched its latest state-of-the-art warehouse facility today in Surabaya, Indonesia. The YCH Indonesia Surabaya DistriCentre will serve to further expand the group’s extensive supply chain network in Indonesia.

YCH Group Chairman and CEO, Dr Robert Yap, was joined by officials from the Surabaya Department of Industry & Trade, local media, customers and stakeholders at the opening ceremony today. Already established in Indonesia since 2003 with presence across five islands (Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Kalimantan and Bali) and in over 60 Indonesian cities, the facility in Indonesia’s second largest city is part of YCH’s plan to enhance efficiency. It is conveniently located at the crossroads of the city’s transport superhighways, being only 1km from toll access, 10km away from Tanjong Perak Seaport and 31km away from Juanda International Airport, thereby offering easy access to main land transport routes connecting Surabaya with Jakarta. Being well-connected with the city’s domestic and international logistic routes allows YCH and its MNC customers to effectively meet growing demand for end-to-end supply chain services within Indonesia and from overseas.

Country General Manager, Mr Iman Gandi said, “YCH’s latest Surabaya DistriCentre signifies another milestone in our growth in Indonesia. This 120,000 square feet facility leverages on our award-winning WMS (Warehouse Management Solution) that seamlessly integrates with customers’ back-end systems to power their end-to-end supply chain flows, from manufacturing to finished goods distribution.” The new DistriCentre will service YCH’s clientele of global leading companies such as LG Electronics and Royal FrieslandCampina, who have been partnering YCH for its innovative solutions that help them maximise their potential to compete effectively in Indonesia.

“Having been partners for close to a decade in Indonesia, YCH has supported Royal FrieslandCampina’s growth from strength-to-strength in the country. The opening of this new DistriCentre demonstrates YCH’s continued commitment to expansion in the country, and with its regional network and focus in supply chain management, we are confident that their in-depth knowledge of Indonesia, experience and capabilities will be an asset to its customers,” said Mr Faisal Reza, Head of Supply Chain Management, Frisian Flag Indonesia, who was present at the opening event.

Distinguished Guests & Staff of YCH at the opening event. From L-R: Mr Tay Ee Learn, VP Global Operations, YCH Group, Mr. Andri Gunawan, Head of Supply Chain & HR, PT. Evonik Indonesia, Mr Scott Park, GM Sales & Marketing, YCH Indonesia, Mr. Dicky Gobel, Supply Chain GM, LG Electronics Indonesia, Mr Iman Gandi, Country GM, YCH Indonesia, Dr Robert Yap, Chairman & CEO, YCH Group, Mr Didik Suhadi, Dept of Trade & Industry of Surabaya, Ms. Florence Loh, Centre Director of IE Singapore (Surabaya), Ms Lilian Tan, Director of Sales & Marketing, YCH Group, Mr Philip Tan, VP ASEAN, YCH Group, Mr. Faisal Reza, Supply Chain Manager, PT. Frisian Flag Indonesia.
A YCH employee explaining to Chairman & CEO Dr Robert Yap, accompanied by other VIP members, details on the DistriCentre, the group's newest facility in Indonesia.

Investment in the Surabaya facility is YCH Group’s pledge to growing the Indonesian business and to be the preferred end-to-end supply chain partner for world industry leaders operating in Indonesia.  On another level, it is also part of the process to further extend its delivery network capabilities into the archipelago’s more hard-to-reach areas. Investments in proprietary solutions and systems such as The Last Mile™, have allowed the group to effectively cut through the challenges of logistics transport navigation over Indonesia’s challenging terrain, connecting smaller, local logistics partners to capture on-the-road data real time, ensuring visibility, reliability and safe delivery of goods.

With strong transportation connections in a prime location, the Surabaya facility signifies the group’s deepening commitment in transferring the industry’s best practices, to service its growing MNC clients and develop symbiotically with valued partners across its network in Indonesia.

"The Indonesian consumer class is set to expand exponentially and is expected that some 90 million will enter this group by 2030. This means an additional annual spending of $ 1 trillion. This also presents an increasingly logistical challenge for enterprises in Indonesia: meeting the demands of sophisticated consumers and delivering goods to them on time, commented Dr Yap. I believe this is where YCH Indonesia can play a strategic partnership role to our customers. Continual innovations in technology and domestic facilities, coupled with our extensive supply chain reach in the archipelago mean that YCH will be able to serve both international and domestic enterprises to meet client expectations and ensure that their products are delivered safely and on time.

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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, Samsung, LG, Exxon Mobil, Unilever, LVMH and Royal FrieslandCampina. Focused on boosting productivity and sustainability for customers, YCH’s proprietary suite of award-winning end-to-end supply chain management solutions employ web technologies that are best-in-class across industry clusters from consumer and electronics to chemical and healthcare. The Singapore-based company currently operates throughout Asia-Pacific, including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia, China, India, Vietnam and Korea. A strong proponent of innovation, YCH is recognised for its 7PL™ approach in seamlessly integrating supply chain strategy with execution to attain success in the SCM industry.

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