With operations recently established in China and Vietnam, Loscam now has pallet pools in seven key Asian economies, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and China (Hong Kong and Shanghai). Additional new market entries are planned for 2007 and 2008.
As a result of decisions made in the early 1990's when Loscam first established an Asian presence, all Loscam pallets are 1200 x 1000 4-way entry 'euro' style, which means they can be moved freely across the region.
With ASEAN on the verge of a Free Trade Agreement, Loscam's cross border transfer system means that customers can ship across the region on a standard pallet platform, with minimal additional documentation and expense.
Many leading global FMCG’s and 3PLs are already using this service with great success in terms of improved operational efficiencies and eliminating the cost of one-trip pallets.
Loscam's pallet pooling operations in Asia have been further strengthened by recent acquisitions, the DEPCO business in Thailand and TAWI in the Philippines. Both businesses have added significant additional pallets to the pool, and extended Loscam’s reach into new market segments.
In keeping with Loscam’s policy of engagement with key supply chain industry groups, Loscam was one of the leading sponsors of the 2006 Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) Asia conference held in Kuala Lumpur from the 13th to the 16th of November 2006. The theme of the conference is The Challenge for Cross Border Supply Chain Management, which will address both the challenges and opportunities flowing from the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement. Loscam Asia is strongly positioned to participate in the standardisation process that drives supply chain efficiency, and Loscam will provide its customers with innovative solutions to meet this challenge.