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Schenker Logistics Malaysia named Best Automotive Logistics Service Provider by Frost & Sullivan


Kuala Lumpur, Sept 11, 2006 – Schenker Logistics Malaysia Sdn Bhd has been named Best Automotive Logistics Service Provider in Malaysia by Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company.

The award was conferred to Schenker Logistics Malaysia recently at the 2006 Frost & Sullivan ASEAN 4 Logistics Awards based on a Voice of the Customer research, which was officiated by Mr. Ko Kheng Hwa, Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board.

Mr. Kavan Mukhtyar Director of Transportation, Asia Pacific at Frost & Sullivan says Schenker has emerged as the winner among the logistics service providers in the Malaysian automotive sector, as it secured the highest ratings for its service performance and capability from its own customers in the sector.

“Schenker has been rated very highly by its customers on performance related to industry expertise, range and quality of services, commitment to customer needs, and ability of customizing the services. The company has also achieved high ratings from its customers on performance related to security of goods, speed and consistency of service, network reach, and transaction management efficiency,” he adds.

Mr. Mukhtyar notes that Schenker is one of the leading international providers of integrated logistics services, providing support in land operations, world-wide air and sea freight, and in all the associated logistics services, for a wide range of industry sectors worldwide.

He says that automotive is one of the key contributing sectors for Schenker, adding that the company operates  as a partner for its automotive clients by providing a supply chain management solution that offers the customer door-to-door service.

Mr. Mukhtyar says that in the last decade, Malaysia has emerged as a leading manufacturing and marketing destination for the automotive industry.

He adds that annual production of vehicles in the country has also doubled within the last 10 years, making Malaysia the second largest automotive manufacturer in the ASEAN region.

Malaysia also has about 50 per cent share of the ASEAN passenger vehicles market in 2005.

Apart from the local companies such as Proton, Perodua, Naza and Inokom, most of the world’s leading companies in this sector have established significant operations in Malaysia.

Mr. Mukhtyar says that the Malaysian government has major plans to provide all the needed impetus to expand the size and scope of its automotive sector in the next decade, mainly focused on exports, which is expected to create significant opportunities (mainly export related out-bound logistics) for logistics service providers.

Mr. Mukhtyar says that the increasing penetration of foreign automotive manufacturers in the Malaysian market is also expected to create significant import related (in-bound logistics) opportunities for the logistics service providers.

In addition, the government is also encouraging an active participation of domestic and multinational logistics service providers in creating an integrated logistics infrastructure for the automotive sector. All these developments would mean that automotive industry sector would continue to become more attractive and leading revenue contributor for the logistics service providers in Malaysia.

About Schenker Logistics Malaysia

Schenker, one of the leading international providers of integrated logistics services offers support to the trade and industry in the global exchange of products in land, air and sea and in all associated logistics services. Its integrated logistics centers located at the HUBs of the global flow of goods, create an effective link between all carriers thus allowing Schenker to offer a broad range of value added services.

Schenker is operating on the Malaysian market for more than 25 years. Today, we are employing 360 full time staff. Schenker’s headquarter is located in Subang Jaya and branches in Port Klang, KLIA, Penang, Kulim, Melaka, Johor Bahru, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Ipoh and Kuantan are complementing the local network.

Schenker’s complete range of services is designed to meet every logistics and transportation demand, including customs clearance, warehousing and distribution.

Our services offered:

SCHENKERsky                                 time definite airfreight products
SCHENKERocean                             seafreight services
SCHENKERlogistics                         tailored and standardized logistics solutions
SCHENKERproject                           integrated turnkey forwarding solutions
SCHENKERskybridge                      intermodal transport solutions
SCHENKERmarineparts                  logistics for ship spare parts - worldwide
SCHENKERaeroparts                      tailored services for the aerospace industry
SCHENKERfairs                              comprehensive exhibition service
SCHENKERmove                             relocation service – worldwide
SCHENKERglobalsportsevents       streamlined services for global sports events

Schenker has the flexibility to offer tailor made solutions and provide its customers with true one-stop-shopping solutions of logistics services. Schenker Logistics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is fully licensed by the Customs Authority for Custom Brokerage in Malaysia.

Harmonized IT systems allow a real-time shipment tracking and tracing as well as regional inventory visibility, to ensure that our customers have a total control of their Supply Chain at all time.

With annual sales of 8.9 billion euros, 42,000 employees and about 1,100 offices around the world, Schenker is one of the world's leading providers of integrated logistics services, offering land operations, air and sea freight as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management from a single source. Schenker is a part of DB Logistics, the Transportation and Logistics Division of Deutsche Bahn AG.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community, by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics. For more information, visit www.frost.com

Media Contact:

Alice Chia      
Corporate Communications – Asia Pacific        
Frost & Sullivan       
P: +603.6204.5899     
E: alice.chia@frost.com

Mandy Dubitzky
Marketing Executive
Schenker Logistics Malaysia
P: +603.5630.2287
E: Mandy.Dubitzky@schenker.com
    

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