Up­ping the ante on se­cu­rity

Ware­house’s sur­veil­lance sys­tem sets new stan­dards for in­dus­try

The Star Malaysia - StarBiz - - Smebiz - By DAVID TAN david­tan@thes­tar.com.my

PKT Lo­gis­tics Group Sdn Bhd has set a new bench­mark for ware­house se­cu­rity with its state-of-theart sur­veil­lance sys­tem from Ri­coh Malaysia in­stalled at its new ware­house in Batu Kawan, Penang.

Its chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Datuk Michael Tio says the RM3mil in­vest­ment in its se­cu­rity sys­tem is in line with the Gov­ern­ment’s call to po­si­tion the coun­try as a lo­gis­tic hub in the re­gion.

“With ev­ery new ware­house that PKT builds, we con­tin­u­ously in­vest ef­fort and re­sources to im­prove space op­ti­mi­sa­tion, en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact, func­tion­al­ity, safety and se­cu­rity.

“Cou­pled with at­trac­tive themed de­signs of our ware­houses, we pro­vide cut­ting edge stor­age so­lu­tions to our cus­tomers,” Tio said.

He was speak­ing to re­porters after the han­dover of the sur­veil­lance sys­tem by Ri­coh Asia Pa­cific man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Kazuhisa (Kaz) Goto.

Also present at the event were PKT Lo­gis­tics chair­man Datuk Jalilah Baba and di­rec­tor Kat­suji Kobayashi as well as Ri­coh Malaysia chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Alice Lee.

The new ware­house, called The 12 Waves, is the largest sin­gle-storey ware­house in the coun­try with 650,000sq ft of stor­age space.

The 12 Waves is PKT Lo­gis­tics Group’s fourth ad­di­tion to its line of iconic ware­houses in­clud­ing The Waves, The Ship, and The Light­house.

“The com­pany notes that se­cu­rity is of ut­most im­por­tance to re­tain cus­tomers’ con­fi­dence. We worked with Ri­coh Malaysia to equip the en­tire site with in­te­grated an­a­lytic sys­tems to en­hance the over­all se­cu­rity of the ware­house,” Tio added.

The 12 Waves will boast a com­pre­hen­sive suite of se­cu­rity so­lu­tions that in­cludes hard­ware and ser­vices. The en­tire setup was specif­i­cally de­signed to pro­vide high se­cu­rity to the premises and as­sets.

PKT Lo­gis­tics col­lab­o­rated with Ri­coh Malaysia to im­ple­ment Ri­coh’s solution of in­tel­li­gent net­work cam­eras, au­to­matic li­cense plate recog­ni­tion, access con­trol sys­tem, alarm sys­tem with 24/7 cen­tral mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem, vis­i­tor man­age­ment sys­tem and LED mo­tion flood­light sys­tem, among other so­lu­tions, to op­ti­mise its op­er­a­tion pro­cesses.

Goto said, like PKT, the com­pany shares a sim­i­lar goal to take busi­nesses to the fu­ture with in­no­va­tive and dig­i­tal ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

“We ap­plaud PKT’s aim and vi­sion of bring­ing ad­vance­ment to the Malaysian lo­gis­tics in­dus­try.

“We look for­ward to work­ing closely with PKT to em­power its needs with the right tools – from in­no­va­tive sur­veil­lance so­lu­tions to man­aged in­for­ma­tion ser­vices,” Goto added.

Com­pleted in May 2017, The 12 Waves of­fers fa­cil­i­ties such as 54 load­ing bays to serve north­ern re­gion cus­tomers from in­dus­tries such as au­to­mo­tive and elec­tron­ics.

The 12 Waves, which costs RM120mil, makes up one of the three main com­po­nents at PKT’s One Auto Hub in Batu Kawan. The other two are The Ship Cam­pus and The Light­house Lodge.

The ware­house also in­cor­po­rates of­fice suites, a food court, a con­ve­nience store, a trucker’s lounge, and a Ja­panese gar­den, which will be open to the pub­lic.

The 12 Waves has an un­con­ven­tional wave-shaped de­sign, which not only stands out aes­thet­i­cally, but in­cor­po­rates en­vi­ron­men­tal fea­tures such as nat­u­ral light­ing, nat­u­ral ven­ti­la­tion, so­lar pan­els and LED light­ing.

PKT pro­vides end-to-end de­sign, im­ple­men­ta­tion and op­er­a­tion of lo­gis­tics so­lu­tions in freight for­ward­ing, cus­toms bro­ker­ing, haulage, con­tract lo­gis­tics and dis­tri­bu­tion man­age­ment for large and medium-sized na­tional and multi­na­tional com­pa­nies.

Head­quar­tered in Tokyo, Ri­coh Group op­er­ates in about 200 coun­tries and re­gions. It is a provider of doc­u­ment man­age­ment so­lu­tions, IT ser­vices, com­mer­cial and in­dus­trial print­ing, dig­i­tal cam­eras, and in­dus­trial sys­tems.

In the fi­nan­cial year ended March 2017, Ri­coh Group had world­wide sales of 2,028 bil­lion yen or US$18.2bil.

Con­trol cen­tre: Tio (third from right) ex­plains the fea­tures of its sur­veil­lance sys­tem as (from right) Mit­sui O.S.K Lines as­so­ciate gen­eral man­ager Kat­suji Kobayashi, Jalilah and Goto look on.

New space: PKT Lo­gis­tics’ new ware­house, The 12 Waves, in Batu Kawan.

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