Phase IV extension completes GAC Samudera Logistics’ Cikarang Distribution Centre

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    11 April 2013



Country’s largest multinational share-owned facility now offers 60,500 pallet positions

Jakarta, Indonesia – An additional 15,000 m² has been added to the PT GAC Samudera Logistics (GSL) warehouse and distribution centre in Lippo Cikarang, further boosting the company’s standing as one of Indonesia’s largest third-party logistics (3PL) providers.

PT GAC Samudera, a joint venture between global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC and the Samudera Indonesia Group, officially opened the latest extension today. The facility now covers 36,000 m² and offers 60,500 pallet positions, making it the largest single-unit distribution facility in the GAC Group.

Based in West Java’s largest industrial area 45 km from Jakarta Airport, the centre is designed to provide customers with cost-effective warehousing solutions on a monthly ‘pay by use’ basis, providing flexible storage solutions based on seasonal demand or market fluctuation. It is equipped with a docking area, canopy, finger dock, generator set, dock leveler and parking to avoid the bottlenecks and delays common at leased facilities in the area. Every day, more than 100 trucks leave the distribution centre for more than 120 destinations.

The Phase IV extension completes the Cikarang development, and will enable GAC Samudera Logistics to cater for the organic growth of existing long term customers, providing them with end to end logistics solutions in the most cost effective way. According to Managing Director Hari Krishnan, the company will continue to grow beyond its strategic locations in Cikarang, Medan and Surabaya.

GAC Samudera Logistics Distribution Centre at Cikarang opening event
(From Left) Hari Krishnan, Managing Director, GAC Samudera Logistics; Yudi Riyadi, Sales and Marketing Group Director, Samudera Indonesia; Masli Mulia, President Director, PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk; Shanti L. Poesposoetjipto, Chairman, Samudera Indonesia; Björn Engblom, Co-Chairman, GAC; Dan Hjalmarsson, Group Vice President for Asia Pacific Region, GAC; and Gurumurthi Shankar, Group Sales Director, GAC, at the ceremony to officiate the opening of Phase IV of GAC Samudera Logistics Distribution Centre at Cikarang

Björn Engblom, GAC’s Group Co-Chairman, says: “Our growth in Cikarang has been built on the needs of our customers. Their faith in our services has allowed us to grow so we can continue to serve their needs as the markets expand. With our partners, our customers and our people working together, we have a bright and profitable future to share.”

Masli Mulia, President Director of PT. Samudera Indonesia Tbk, adds: “I had this dream in the 90s – to own a large, state-of-the-art distribution facility in Indonesia. When we had the groundbreaking in 2002, I knew it was no longer just a dream. Today, I can proudly declare my dream has come true!

“For this, I have many people to thank – not least two visionary leaders, without whom there would be no GSL or distribution facility. They are the late Lennart Höglund of GAC, and David Musgrave of Tibert and Briton.”