Oct. 24, 2023
Sumitomo Corporation
Sumisho Global Logistics Co., Ltd.

Construction started on new warehouse for Thai logistics businessDesigned to serve growing demand from consumer goods manufacturers in Thailand

Sumisho Global Logistics (Thailand) (SGLT), a subsidiary of the Sumitomo Corporation Group's Sumisho Global Logistics (SGL), has begun construction of a logistics warehouse (“the warehouse") in Thailand’s Wang Noi District with a targeting May 2024. The Wang Noi District is home to many consumer goods manufacturers and major retail and distribution companies, and the warehouse is being built to meet their demands. The warehouse will be situated along National Highway 1, a logistics artery connecting Ayutthaya Province, home to a concentration of industrial parks and Laem Chabang Port, Thailand’s gateway port. This convenient location is expected to reduce transport costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The warehouse’s structure with high ceilings and sufficient load-bearing capacity will give the facility a storage capacity of over 10,000 pallets using high-rise racks, enabling efficient operations. Environmental considerations are also being taken into account, with solar panels being installed in an effort to operate an environmentally-friendly logistics business. The warehouse will mainly target consumer goods and there are plans to acquire Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Halal certification. SGLT is considering constructing a second warehouse in the future depending on the demand from its customers.


■Profile of new warehouse
Location : Wang Noi District, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand
Site area : 38,932 square meters
Total floor area : 8,520 square meters
Floor load capacity : 6 tons

Logistics business initiatives in Thailand

Established in 1989, SGLT initially focused on providing general logistics services to the electronics, machinery, food, and consumer goods industries in Ayutthaya and Navanakorn as well as the automobile and construction machinery industries in the eastern province of Chonburi. SGLT now operates a network of five branches and seven offices in Amata Nakorn, Prachinburi and elsewhere. The company has kept up with the demand for logistics services driven by Thailand's economic development, and it is highly regarded by its customers for its ability to handle a wide variety of products. In carrying out operations contracted by Japanese machinery manufacturers, SGLT offers not only storage but also commercial distribution management services that leverage the know-how of an integrated trading company to perform inventory off-balance sheet functions in addition to logistics. The company will continue visualizing and optimizing entire supply chains and actively engaging in services that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The future of the Sumitomo Corporation Group's logistics business

Sumitomo Corporation's logistics business aims to put the company’s diverse knowledge and expertise, global network, and digital technology to full use in solving logistics issues faced by customers and society.

Demand for logistics services is expected to increase worldwide as the economies of Thailand and other countries develop. Greater operational efficiency as well as decarbonization efforts will also be needed, and the Sumitomo Corporation Group will employ its comprehensive capabilities in support of global logistics.