GDEX's new auto hub to triple daily sorting capacity to 350,000 shipments

From left: Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission chairman Tan Sri Mohamad Salim Fateh Din, GDEX Bhd chairman Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim, GDEX managing director and group chief executive officer Teong Teck Lean, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil, Communications and Digital Ministry deputy chief secretary Ma. Sivanesan Marimuthu, GDEX chief financial officer Lim Chee Seong, GDEX chief investment officer Jerry Lee and GDEX chief operating officer Caren Chong.

PETALING JAYA: Express delivery services provider GDEX Bhd foresees its newly launched RM25 million Auto Hub to triple its sorting capacity to 350,000 shipments daily over the next two years.

Managing director and group chief executive officer Teong Teck Lean said the new 145,000 square feet (sq ft) fully automated sorting facility deploys intelligent sorting technology with a sorting accuracy of 99.99 per cent to shorten turnaround time and reduce the risk of parcel damage, elevating the group’s customer service quality.

"GDEX Auto Hub complements our GDEX 2.0 transformation initiative, which entails building a complete and technology-based logistics ecosystem that fulfils the increasingly dynamic requirements of our customers.

"We continue to leverage on our roots in process engineering and integrate the latest technological solutions in our operations to offer speed and reliability to businesses.

"In this way, we are strategically transforming how we move shipments while also mobilising businesses at an accelerated pace,” he said in his opening speech at the launch of the auto hub here today.

Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil officiated the launch in the presence of the GDEX chairman Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim.

Approximately 30 per cent larger than the group’s previous sorting hub in Petaling Jaya, Teong said GDEX Auto Hub uses a double-deck cross-belt sorter to maximise sorting capacity by utilising the hub’s air space.

Furthermore, he said GDEX Auto Hub uses environmentally-friendly equipment such as electric forklifts and pallet jacks, which are powered by rechargeable batteries, as part of GDEX’s ongoing efforts to reduce the carbon footprint in the group’s day-to-day operations.

"The express delivery and logistics sector remains an indispensable component of our nation’s economy and is a lifeline to many businesses. We will continue to play a proactive role in nurturing the industry while also reinforcing our position as a leading player in Southeast Asia,” he said.

Teong added that GDEX would continue steering its GDEX 2.0 initiatives to cultivate a technology-based last-mile ecosystem to elevate the customer experience, provide a versatile range of solutions and services, and expand its reach to a wide variety of customers. - Bernama

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