DB Schenker Opens New Singapore Warehouse
DB Schenker has successfully started operation of a globally leading regional hub for automated high-speed logistics.
Worth 101 million euros, the Red Lion warehouse in Singapore is the single largest investment in any site globally in Schenker’s corporate history.
Strategically located in the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS) at Changi Airport, the site sets a new standard in combining the world’s most advanced technological developments with the highest levels of sustainable warehouse management for its customers.
With the opening, DB Schenker reinforces its commitment to the city state as the booming gateway to the Asia Pacific region and celebrates its 50th anniversary in the “Lion City”.
Red Lion solidifies Schenker’s position in Singapore as the largest and most advanced third-party logistics provider in the ALPS.
Combined, the mechanized air freight hub and contract logistics warehouse extend over 51,400 square meters on five floors, equal to the size of seven soccer fields.
A next generation Warehouse Management System and a synchronized IT platform bridging the various automations enable Red Lion to increase warehouse productivity by up to 100% compared to manual processes, and to reduce lead time for customers by 40% compared to non-integrated facilities.
Incoming freight is processed through a ball deck, which increases speed and eases handling. Pallet lifters then move freight to the automated warehouse with Very Narrow Aisles (VNA) to optimize capacity.
The multi-shuttle and carton live storage systems are complemented by Goods-to-Person (GTP) and Pick-To-Light technologies, conveyor systems, and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).
Red Lion is also the first warehouse to offer an in-house designed roboticlabeling system, which utilizes 3D-vision technology and three robotic arms to apply labels in multiple languages on products of varying sizes, shapes, and configurations.
David Christmas, APAC Contract Logistics Board Member at DB Schenker: “Our new warehouse is a record-breaking facility full of technological and digital innovations.
"It is designed to serve customers with requirements for short lead times and high throughput. Our robotics will revolutionize product labelling. With our automation novelties, we are paving the way for our continuous journey in contract logistics toward a fully digital supply chain.”