South Korea’s integrated transportation and logistics company CJ Logistics has completed the upgrade of its Thailand-based central distribution center and the expansion of regional branches to achieve 100% nationwide coverage.
The move aims to support Thai e-tailers with reliable, quality delivery services countrywide to support strong e-commerce growth, moving CJ Logistics nearer to its goal of becoming the leader in Thailand’s parcel business by 2020.
Cha Dong-Ho, senior executive vice president – head of parcel business unit at CJ Logistics, said, “CJ Logistics has more than 88 years of expertise in logistics with a strong global network and comprehensive services. Present in Thailand since 1998, our current focus is supporting the Thai e-commerce market growth potential with our parcel delivery business.
“I am impressed by the innovation Thai people show in this digital commerce phenomenon. From a long-term business perspective, this is a key factor in the growth of the logistics industry. Our goal is to help provide value to Thai companies and consumers with our services.”
As a strategic regional location to support CJ’s business growth, the company has invested in the development of a 71,900m² (774,000ft²) central logistics center in Bangna, Bangkok.
Connected to key highways, major airports and terminals, it aims to be completed by May 2019, with the capacity to process up to 408,000 parcels per day thanks to the implementation of an automated sub-classifier called Wheel Sorter. Upon completion, capacity will be increased by 10 times from the existing 40,000 parcels per day.
In addition to this improvement to its facilities, CJ Logistics is continuously expanding its points of service nationwide. The company currently has 74 branches, 650 drivers and a daily handling capacity of 40,000 parcels.
Within 2018, CJ Logistics will open an additional four branches in Bangkok and major provinces in the central, eastern, northern, northeastern and southern regions. In 2020, it will expand the service points to 200 branches covering all major cities with an additional 4,249 drivers and a maximum daily capacity of 300,000 parcels.
While CJ Logistics has 50% of its home market in Korea, the company is now shifting its focus to the Thai market, where it sees considerable opportunities for growth.