(Berlin/Essen/Singapore, February 19, 2013) Swarovski, the world’s leading producer of cut crystal, genuine gemstones and created stones, has chosen Schenker Singapore (Pte) Ltd to set up its first Regional Distribution Centre (RDC). In Singapore, DB Schenker will provide warehousing and valued added services to accommodate Swarovski’s growing customer base demand in Asia Pacific. Moreover, Swarovski has awarded DB Schenker the inbound and outbound air and ocean transportation to and from Singapore, making so DB Schenker operate as their Total Integrated Logistics Provider.
“DB Schenker in Singapore has impressed us with their logistics capabilities, their professionalism and their great team work in setting up this new venture for Swarovski,” says Jens Pries, Swarovski Head of Global Logistics.
“Swarovski and DB Schenker share a long history of doing business together in Europe and we were delighted to be approached by Swarovski to participate in the bidding for their very first RDC,” says Darren Wedding, Senior Vice President – Contract Logistics/Supply Chain Management, DB Schenker, Region Asia Pacific. “We always recognize that the decision to outsource and award business to a 3PL requires a thorough assessment of capability. We look forward to supporting Swarovski to achieve more firsts in the future.”
The DB Schenker Logistics Service Center comprises a dedicated 4,650 square meters of temperature controlled warehousing space in the Singapore Free Trade Zone. Employing approximately 80 specialist staff, DB Schenker will offer inventory management and pick & pack activities, together with a wide array of Value Added Services, including jewelry inspection, high volume labeling in multiple languages, gift packing and printing of customized greeting cards. The TAPA-A certified premises will be tightly secured with special safety measures.
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SOURCE: Submitted by DB Schenker