On April 10th, FM Logistics – French logistics and transportation company officially started construction of a 30 million USD distribution center in VSIP Bac Ninh Industrial Park, laying the foundation for the company to explore the developing logistics market of Vietnam.
Once completed, this center will use about 300 employees, providing an area of 52,000 m2 for a maximum of 70,000 inventory boards. Phase I with an area of 21,000 m2 will be completed in the first quarter of 2020.
Logistics demand is growing strongly in Vietnam, one of the fastest growing economies in the world with GDP growth of about 7% in 2018. The growth of domestic production, wages and consumption, the young population and the explosion of e-commerce are also factors that promote the development of Vietnam’s logistics market. This is an opportunity for international 3PL companies to provide added value of logistics and door-to-door delivery services.
The distribution center and warehouse in Bac Ninh will support the development of food, retail, fast-moving consumer goods, industrial goods and cosmetics in the booming Vietnamese market. The center also supports increasing storage space of FM Logistic in Vietnam by nearly 10 times, at the time of increasing demand for Grade A storage. This proves FM Logistic’s commitment to invest in Vietnam.
The entire facility of this distribution center is designed by FM Logistic member company – NG Concept, including a wide range of utilities to accommodate temperature sensitive products, fast-moving consumer goods, electronic equipment, spare parts and even hazardous products.
Services that will be provided by the center include storage (with different temperature ranges), reception, packaging (or value-added services) and distribution. Optimize internal and external flow of facilities to match the increasing needs of modern retail operations.
From May 2019, FM Logistic will also start operating a rental warehouse with an area of 6,500 m2 in An Phu, Binh Duong province, 30km away from Ho Chi Minh City. The company officially operated in Vietnam in August 2017. In 2018, the company began providing nationwide shipping services, using its partner network.
Founded in France in 1967, FM Logistic is an independent logistics company with family scale, with a revenue of 1.2 billion EUR in fiscal year 2018, two thirds of which come from the international market. The company operates in 14 countries across Europe, Asia and Latin America (Brazil) and has about 26,000 employees.
FM Logistic invests in innovation to bring logistics, shipping and classifying solutions to meet the changing needs of consumers, the development of e-commerce and the distribution of multichannel sales. FM Logistic has served many international and domestic companies in the field of fast-moving consumption, retail, perfume, cosmetics, industrial production and health care.
Finding the right business partner in Vietnam is also important. We recommend doing research on the reputation of the company and individual shareholders, corporate or individual, gathering publicly available company information, and performing background checks on key personnel to find potential risks in cooperation. Working with a reliable partner can help achieve economic benefits, saving time and money in business.