EcoWorld redefines concept behind industrial parks

The next launch of cluster and semi-detached factories at EBP V is expected to be in the fourth quarter this year.

HAVING made its name for crafting some of the nation’s most well-known townships, Eco World Development Group Berhad (EcoWorld) is also notable for its redefined industrial parks catering to the demand for business premises, especially after the reopening of borders, with the economy picking up and evolving due to ecommerce trends.

The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) reported a growth of 21.8% as compared to 2020, with the total income of RM1.09tril for ecommerce transactions in 2021 – the first to surpass the RM1tril mark for ecommerce transactions.

This is parallel with the vision propelled by the National Ecommerce Strategic Roadmap (NESR) of having an ecommerce market size of RM1.65tril by 2025.

Such businesses will be looking for a place that is well-connected with the appropriate space and facilities to manufacture or pack their goods for shipment to consumers within the shortest time frame possible.

For such industrialists, the 293ha Eco Business Park V (EBP V) industrial park in Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, is a perfect location, with size offering ranging from 2ha to 8.1ha, and encompassing five phases – East Gate, West Gate, South Gate, North Gate and Central Gate.

Industrialists may find the ease of connectivity, with only 35km to the seaport via the West Coast Expressway (to be completed in 2024) and 9km to the North-South Expressway (Exit 115 Rawang South) accessible to Penang, Selangor, Seremban, Malacca, and Johor.

EBP V is now up and running with two phases completed at East Gate and West Gate with over 85% occupancy.

East Gate and West Gate are guarded industrial precincts, targeting industrialists from SME enterprises to medium and large-scale enterprises.

These two phases offer products from standard-built factories to industrial land and built-to-suit services for industrial land of 1.2ha and above.

Meanwhile, South Gate and North Gate consist of 37.4ha and 45.7ha of industrial land respectively, in a non-guarded industrial park.

Both phases offer industrial land and built-to-suit services from 0.4ha to 8.1ha industrial land and above.

The idea of having non-guarded industrial precinct is to tap into businesses that do not require security services, as it provides better traffic flow for them to best optimise their operations.

The businesses in EBP V are versatile, ranging from light to medium industry that is not harmful to the environment. This future-ready business hub is built with world-class infrastructures, eco-friendly facilities, and vigilant security features for peace of mind and optimised operations.

It is the first choice for many small to big enterprises and international companies such as Baosteel Can Making (M) Sdn Bhd, manufacturer, processor, producer, and maker of metal packaging products, the homegrown ecommerce enabler Rurutiki Sdn Bhd, and EB Frozen Food Sdn Bhd.

The latest offering under EBP V Central Gate, which consists of 110ha of mixed-industrial development, has been fully sold at a total of 37 lots of 0.4ha industrial land launched in December 2021.

The team is currently preparing for its next launch of cluster and semi-detached factories, expected to be in the fourth quarter this year.

With EBP V located adjacent to the township development of Eco Grandeur, the Puncak Alam corridor has grown into a thriving sustainable community where the components of stay, work, and play co-exist for the benefit of all.

Job opportunities increase as more businesses bud – attracting footfalls and families moving into the township.

While it is a business for EcoWorld, the developer is also mindful of taking this journey together – co-creating with clients and the local community in building sustainably, enhancing the value and potential wherever it is developing the area.

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