Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based IEWC — a global distributor of wire and cable products — announced March 16 that it is opening a new distribution center in Singapore.
The new facility is expected to add nearly 20,000 square feet of warehouse and office space to the company’s footprint within Asia, IEWC said.
Shipping to customers from that location is expected to start March 31.
“Singapore was a logical choice for IEWC’s next expansion,” said Michelle Osman, IEWC President & Chief Business Officer, Global OEM Group. “Our number one goal at IEWC is to ensure our customers’ success, and that means we need to provide fast service and deep stocking positions around the globe. Our customers continue to grow and invest in Southeast Asia, and we’re responding by placing our service closer to where our customers are. We are excited to bring even higher service levels to our customers in Southeast Asia and beyond.”
Along with existing distribution hubs located in Hong Kong and Suzhou, the Singapore facility “will support growing demand across Asia, providing faster service to customers in several areas experiencing significant industrial growth, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam,” the company said.
“Our customers are looking for local solutions for their wire and cable needs,” said Feng Ma, IEWC President of APAC. “We listened closely to our customers and carefully considered how we can best support them. Our new Singapore facility will provide improved lead times, greater product assortment, and additional value-add services.”