Bollore Logistics unveils Blue Hub development

posted on 1st July 2019 by Justin Burns

Bolloré Logistics has unveiled Blue Hub – a new state-of-the-art site in western Singapore – which is part of a S$100 million investment.

The 50,000 square metre warehouse is fully automated with a view to supporting the growth of customers in the perfumes and cosmetics sector.

Bollore Logistics said Blue Hub stands apart through its equipment and leading-edge technology. The site features an automated multi-shuttle system for optimising storage density while ensuring optimal inventory rotation.

It is also equipped with a 43-metre-tall Spiralveyor conveyor with high energy efficiency, generating energy savings of up to 87 per cent and thus reducing costs.

Blue Hub will also be home to B.Lab, a regional innovation platform fostering collaborative work between sector stakeholders, with the aim of developing value-creating solutions using robotics, digital, and sustainable technologies.

In line with Singapore’s Smart Nation, Bolloré Logistics seeks to contribute to the innovation ecosystem through this new platform. To that end, B.Lab will work with local universities to train young minds on creative thinking and the creation of logistics solutions.

Bolloré Logistics aims to make Blue Hub an icon of new-generation sustainable architecture. It is equipped with an advanced energy-management system, which harnesses the Internet of Things to make predictive building analyses, and a smart lighting control system.

Further initiatives include a storm-water recycling system, energy and water consumption monitoring, a photocell sensor for harvesting daylight, a food digester for a zero-waste cafeteria, and chemical-free landscape management.

Bolloré Logistics Asia-Pacific chief executive officer, Cyril Dumon said: Following the success of our Green Hub, Blue Hub follows the same philosophy by blending sustainability building-solutions with employee centric features.

“The facility also integrates B.Lab, our first innovation center in Asia, which serves as a nexus for research, innovation and collaboration. The Blue Hub is the embodiment of Bolloré Logistics’ focus on sustainability, innovation, and employee development.”