As Singapore celebrates 58 years of independence, the densely populated nation of 5.9 million people (*1) continues to thrive, boasting a GDP per capita of $86,000 (*2). Nestled in an area only 9% larger than Japan's Lake Biwa, Singapore's ambition and innovation are not confined by its size. This is especially evident in the automation sector, where Daifuku Singapore has established itself as a cornerstone of industrial progress. Today, I'd like to share a little bit about what Daifuku Singapore is up to now.
Daifuku Singapore: Driving Automation Excellence in the Lion City
Daifuku Singapore's legacy spans 37 years, during which it has consistently delivered results. With a third of its workforce loyal to the company for over 15 years, Daifuku's Singapore team is deeply rooted in the community, reinforcing a strong sense of belonging and a sharp focus on profitability. The company's software team highlights it ease and adaptability in responding to the demanding business environment.
In the face of limited land and strict government regulations requiring reinvestment in automation for warehouse and factory leases, Daifuku has seized the opportunity to provide essential automated material handling systems (AMHS). The COVID-19 pandemic only heightened the need for efficient warehousing, particularly for food stockpiling, as Singapore grappled with supply chain disruptions.
With a 30% market share in a competitive industry, Daifuku stands tall among giants. Its leading position as an automated warehouse manufacturer is fortified by unmatched proposal capabilities solutions. Unlike other AMHS companies, Daifuku excels by offering superior system solutions, reflecting the effectiveness of its robust market strategy.
Elevating Singapore's Distribution Center to New Heights
We are in the process of designing the world's inaugural automated warehouse system for Commonwealth Kokubu, with construction slated to commence in 2025. The impressive 100-meter facility will be split into two warehouses, one on top of the the other, with the upper part featuring twelve stacker cranes, each standing at a height of 40 meters.
Singapore, being a relatively small country with a low occurrence of natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons, provides the ideal environment for the planning and implementation of a high-rise automated warehouse system. Moreover, we anticipate a growing demand for this type of distribution center in Singapore in the coming years.
Redefining Workspaces: A Renewed Office Environment
In a bold move, Daifuku Singapore's office renewal embodies the company's forward-thinking ethos. The transformation goes beyond aesthetics, focusing on creating a purpose-driven environment that enhances well-being and productivity. This initiative is a clear signal that Daifuku is not just adapting to the future of work - it is actively shaping it.
Daifuku: Innovation Hub Singapore
Daifuku Singapore's influential presence is a beacon of innovation and reliability in the bustling hub of Southeast Asia. With a keen understanding of the market, an unwavering dedication to service, and a workplace that inspires its crew, Daifuku is poised to continue its trajectory of success, meeting Singapore's evolving needs with smart, sustainable solutions.
- *1Population and Population Structure by Department of Statistics Singapore
- *2National Accounts by Department of Statistics Singapore: Per Capita GDP S$114,165 converted into USD at the exchange rate of December 2023.
Koh Poh Seng
Deputy Managing Director, Daifuku Mechatronics (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Over three decades of involvement with Daifuku Singapore, he has been offering an in-depth understanding and mastering the intricacies of intralogistic solutions. As the Deputy Managing Director, he works with a dedicated team of skilled professionals collaboratively to innovate and deliver state-of-the-art logistic solutions tailored for a diverse range of industries.