Kerry Logistics opened its first IT Development Centre in Penang, Malaysia yesterday to harness internet technology in support of its rapidly growing international operations.
The opening is in tandem with its business expansion in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and beyond is the rising demand for IT application system and support.
As part of its overall IT development strategy, Kerry Logistics will use the new IT Development Centre as an offshore support centre to share resource amongst different offices globally, in a bid to increase operational efficiency at lower costs.
Penang’s economy has been developing at a fast rate for the past 10 years, making it one of the fastest growing states in Malaysia.
Over the years, Penang has attracted investments from multinational corporations and has built up its reputation as the ‘Silicon Valley of the East’.
At the opening ceremony, Kerry Logistics chairman, George Yeo says: “The Penang Government has played an important role in promoting the IT development of this city, making it one of the preferred Asia technology bases of many international IT giants.
“Establishing our IT Development Centre in this dynamic city will provide us readily available local IT resources, a strong pool of multilingual talents, and good infrastructure support.”
Kerry Logistics says it aspires to lead the next wave of Internet Plus oriented solutions by combining IT, big data technology with its strong business and operational knowledge to help clients boost supply chain efficiency and timeliness to market.