RS Group plc has expanded its distribution centre in Malaysia with the launch of a new 50,000 sq. ft warehouse as part of its strategy to ensure future growth and expand its range of service offerings. Acknowledging the significance of minimising maintenance and equipment downtime, the facility is strategically located within Mapletree Logistics hub in Shah Alam, Klang Valley.

The location is conveniently situated 25 minutes (approximately 22 kilometres) away from Klang Sea Port and 50 minutes (around 56 kilometres) away from KLIA International Airport. This setup allows for a quick order fulfilment time of only one to two days for local businesses. In collaboration with Geodis MY, the warehouse is outfitted with comprehensive wireless coverage and is Industry 4.0 ready, with plans to integrate radio frequency technology and other IoT devices in the near future.

The facility is also equipped with RS's SAP and vendor-managed inventory systems, enabling efficient operations management, allowing for greater spend visibility and reductions in process costs. This is further complemented by Geodis' warehouse management system which ensures efficient inventory storage and retrieval functions.