WHA Group, Thailand’s leader in fully-integrated logistics and industrial facilities solutions, today held the Grand Opening ceremony of its new Mega Logistics Center Laem Chabang 2. The new facility, WHA Group’s second Mega Logistics Center in Laem Chabang Project 2 and its 38th in Thailand, is conveniently located just 6 kilometers from Mega Logistics Center Laem Chabang 1.
With a total building area of 44,800 sq. m., the center will be leased to two tenants. Occupying 34,700 sq. m., Thai Samsung Electronics will use the site as its main distribution center for home appliances, such as TV sets, air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, etc. A trusted partner of Thai Samsung for almost ten years, DB Schenker will occupy 10,100 sq. m. to continue serving Thai Samsung’s customers in Thailand and neighboring countries like Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.
Strategically located in the heart of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), Mega Logistics Center Laem Chabang 2 is just 4.5 kilometers from Thai Samsung Electronics’ main plant. It is also close to the motorway, providing easy access to Laem Chabang deep seaport, Suvarnabhumi airport and Bangkok.
The building size and construction design including floor flatness, plus features such as LED motion sensors, are ideal to accommodate the technologies specific to the logistics industry. The center will also be used for management, administration and training activities.
“We are very pleased to welcome these two prestigious companies to our newest mega logistics center” said Ms. Jareeporn Jarukornsakul, Chairman and Group CEO, WHA Corporation PCL. “It reaffirms the strategic role we play in the logistics industry in the EEC, which is Thailand’s main industrial base and logistics hub. We look forward to serving Thai Samsung Electronics and DB Schenker, as they continue to expand their commercial presence both in Thailand and neighboring countries. This is a win-win situation for all parties involved.”
With the addition of this 38th logistics center, WHA controls about 2.39 million square meters in various logistics facilities in Thailand, including Built-to-Suit facilities (BTS), ready-built factories (RBF) and warehouses. The group plans to reach over 3 million square meters within the next 3-4 years.
About WHA Group
WHA Corporation Pcl. (WHA Group) is Thailand’s leader in fully-integrated logistics and industrial facilities solutions. WHA’s operations consist of 4 business areas in Logistics, Industrial Development, Utilities & Power and Digital Platform with an integrated service offering that enables it to provide customers with turn-key solutions:
- Logistics – Customers can avail of built-to-suit factories, logistics facilities and distribution centers. This innovative concept was pioneered in the market since 2003 by WHA Corporation Pcl., with more than 2.39 million sq.m. in leasable area under owned and managed assets at 20 strategic locations nationwide to date.
- Industrial Development – As a world-class industrial estate developer, WHA offers strong and efficient infrastructure, utilities, industrial clusters including automotive and petrochemical clusters, and comprehensive industrial services. Today, WHA Industrial Development Plc. has 11+ operating industrial estates, covering over 68,900 rai, mostly located in Rayong, Chonburi (in the EEC) and in Saraburi. The EEC Management Committee has designated 9 WHA IEs as special industrial zones for targeted industries, in line with WHA Group’s commitment to support the development of 10 target industries in the country. WHA is also developing an industrial estate, WHA Industrial Zone - Nghe An, in Vietnam.
- Utilities and Power – As the sole supplier of water and other utilities infrastructures, WHA Utilities and Power Plc. offers total security to industrial estate customers while enjoying strong partnerships with leading power operators. It supplies approximately 110 mm m3 of water per year and 559 operational equity MW.
- Digital Platform – In order to support its customers in their business intelligence operations, WHA Infonite Co., Ltd. actively provides comprehensive data solutions and platforms through its 4 data centers and FTTx covering 7 WHA Industrial Estates. The company has also acquired some shares in Supernap Thailand and continuously invests in digital infrastructure to serve leading multi-national and Thai companies.
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