FM LOGISTIC SETS UP BASE IN VIETNAM TO REINFORCE ITS POSITION IN ASIAGroup
True to its strategic plan, "Ambition 2022", the FM Logistic Group is expanding geographical coverage to support customer growth.
Following China in 2004 and India in 2016, FM Logistic confirms its development strategy in Asia’s developing countries by setting up base in Vietnam thereby supporting its historical customer, Auchan Retail.
Geographical development to support growth of the Auchan Retail group
In order to support its customer’s ambitious development plan in Vietnam, FM Logistic has launched a 5 000 m² tri-temperature logistics site in the town of Bắc Ninh, 20 km from Hanoï. This site will supply all Auchan stores in the northern half of the country (hypermarkets, supermarkets, local shops).
Plans to open a site in Ho Chi Minh Ville in 2018 are underway for other FM Logistic Group customers.
"Setting up a modern logistics system will allow us to have products more readily available in our stores and guarantee a high-quality cold chain" states Christian Autié, Efficiency Director of Auchan Retail in Vietnam.
A long-term development plan in Vietnam
"In line with group strategy, our objective is to become one of the leading logistics providers on the Vietnamese market by 2020 and to develop pooling so that we can create value for our customers" explains Stéphane Descarpentries, Director of Operations in Asia for FM Logistic.
Vietnam has over 90 million inhabitants and one of the strongest economic growth rates in South-East Asia. Urbanisation, the development of retail and e-commerce will accelerate the professionalization of logistics.
As pioneer and expert in pooled supply management and Pooling, FM Logistic intends to provide a differentiating solution on the national market by developing its multi-client model and bringing flexible and secure solutions to its customers.
The first FM-standard multi-client platform is planned for 2019 in Hanoï with up to 50 000m² of warehousing space.
Regarding FM Logistic
1967-2017 : in 50 years, FM Logistic has become one of the international Supply Chain leaders (warehousing, transport and packing). As an independent and family-run Group, it is recognised as being expert in the consumer goods, distribution, perfume/cosmetics, manufacturing and health markets. FM Logistic is present on 3 continents and in 5 business-activity zones (Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America) with over 23 300 staff members and over a billion in revenue, 63 % of which is made internationally. The Group is a pioneer in effective solutions for the future of the supply chain, spearheading concepts such as “pooling” (shared management of transport and logistics resources) and Collaborative Routing Centres (multi-client and multi-supplier flow pooling). In partnership with manufacturers, FM Logistic has also developed innovations for the warehouse of tomorrow (AGVs, drones, robots, the utilisation of Big Data…) and supports start-up incubation projects that are inspired by the collaborative economy and applied to warehousing and transport. Being attentive to new consumer patterns, FM Logistic developed CityLogin, the green solution to logistic requirements for the last mile of delivery in Rome, Madrid and Paris, and soon to be in Milan, Warsaw and Moscow.
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