AMB Property Corporation(R)
DHL Exel Supply Chain, the logistics business unit of DHL's group of companies, has fully-leased the distribution space of three newly redeveloped industrial buildings at AMB Fengxian Logistics Center in Shanghai. DHL Exel Supply Chain is using the multi-client logistics campus to deliver distribution services to manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods and retailers.
"Our long-time customer DHL came to us with a critical distribution facilities requirement -- more than 1 million square feet of highly efficient logistics space in Shanghai up and running in just six months," said Hamid R. Moghadam, AMB chairman and CEO. "Our local team mobilized immediately, identified a prime location, implemented an extensive redevelopment program, and delivered the completed site to DHL."
Deutsche Post World Net, DHL's parent company, is a top AMB customer, now with 3.3 million square feet leased in locations across North America, Europe and Asia.
"AMB understood the time-sensitive nature of our requirement and delivered a highly efficient facility. Not only did AMB identify the right location and redevelopment plan, they carefully phased the construction schedule, enabling us to ramp up operations early and meet the distribution needs of our customers," said Spencer Lim, DHL's Asia-Pacific senior vice president of real estate. "We look forward to leveraging this success in Asia."
"DHL's tight timeframe created a great opportunity for AMB to again deliver solutions that generate real business results for customers," said Guy Jaquier, AMB's president, Europe & Asia. "We identified and secured an ideally located manufacturing facility and redeveloped it for modern logistics operations in record time. Today, the property is a thriving logistics center for DHL Exel Supply Chain in China."
The distribution center is located in the Fengxian district of Shanghai. Fengxian is well-situated, with easy connections to major highways providing rapid access to key coastal markets in China.
AMB Property Corporation entered the China market in 2005, and currently has 1.4 million square feet in Shanghai. AMB's Asia portfolio is comprised of 8.5 million square feet of distribution and logistics facilities in China, Japan and Singapore. The company is targeting South Korea for future expansion in Asia.
AMB Property Corporation(R). Local partner to global trade.(TM)
AMB Property Corporation(R) is a leading global developer and owner of industrial real estate, focused on major hub and gateway distribution markets throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As of December 31, 2006, AMB owned, or had investments in, on a consolidated basis or through unconsolidated joint ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 124.7 million square feet (11.6 million square meters) and 1,088 buildings in 39 markets within 12 countries. AMB invests in properties located predominantly in the infill submarkets of its targeted markets. The company's portfolio is comprised of High Throughput Distribution(R) facilities -- industrial properties built for speed and located near airports, seaports and ground transportation systems.
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