Thailand – Bolloré Logistics officially opened SMILE HUB, its brand-new warehouse and distribution center in Thailand, yesterday. Mr Hubert Colaris, Economic Counsellor of the French Embassy to Thailand, honoured the event with his presence. Also present were the management teams of Bolloré Logistics and Frasers Property Industrial Thailand (FPIT), including Mr Fabricio Protti, Deputy Managing Director of the Bolloré Group, Mr Thierry Ehrenbogen, CEO of Bolloré Logistics, and Mr Sopon Racharaksa, CEO of FPIT.
SMILE HUB is situated in Bangplee, near Bangkok, and is 23 kilometres away from Suvarnabhumi International Airport with good access to infrastructure and transport links. With an area of 11,000 m², it was designed by FPIT to meet the growing needs of the perfume & cosmetics and luxury sectors in Thailand and the region.
The modern, environmentally friendly new hub was built in line with Bolloré Logistics’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitments, which are formalised in its Powering Sustainable Logistics programme. It includes environmentally friendly features such as a smart lighting system, solar panels, and water-saving equipment. By the end of 2022, SMILE HUB will also be awarded LEED Gold certification, becoming one of the first warehouses in Thailand to do so.
“We are pleased to be associated with Bolloré Logistics in this project. The FPIT team has worked closely with Bolloré Logistics to develop this hub in line with pre-determined objectives, particularly in terms of sustainability. SMILE HUB is also noted for its human-centric approach, which is evident in many features, particularly its facilities for people with disabilities, and the modern offices as well as common spaces available to employees and customers,” said Mr Sopon Racharaksa, CEO of FPIT.
“We are delighted to celebrate the inauguration of SMILE HUB today in the presence of all our distinguished guests. The opening of this new logistics hub demonstrates our commitment to expanding our presence in Thailand and South-East Asia. SMILE HUB combines efficiency with sustainability, incorporating modern facilities to ensure highly efficient operations while taking care of our people and the environment,” said Mr Cyril Dumon, CEO of Bolloré Logistics Asia Pacific.