Cummins opens global logistics hub in Singapore

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Cummins, Inc., an engine-systems supplier, opened a global logistics hub in Singapore last week, now one of the eight master distribution centers for the company.

The Singapore hub boasts a total investment of $5.4 million and is part of the Columbus, Indiana, company's efforts to enhance its after-market product delivery globally, company officials said.

“The establishment of the Cummins Global Logistics Hub in Singapore is a reinforcement of our global master distribution hub strategy and a reflection of our commitment to customers," Doug Sunkel, executive director of Cummins' global logistics unit, said. "There are currently eight master distribution hubs in the world – Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, India, Belgium, China and two in the United States of America – supporting our international network and customers’ businesses that span over 190 countries and territories."

Sunkel said Singapore is a world-class global logistics hub with a strong advantage of being in the heart of Southeast Asia, sitting near major shipping lanes.

The Singapore hub will serve markets that include the U.S., Europe, China, India and other Asian regions.

The hub has a design layout that aims to enhance operations safety, Sunkel said. It boasts a three-tier mezzanine storage system with in-rack sprinklers to strengthen fire protection, as well as a vehicle-restraint system and material-handling equipment with cameras and motion sensors for added operations safety.

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