According to the Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, the Centre will create both direct and indirect employment opportunities for Malaysians.
Telecommunications company Ericsson has commissioned a new 68,000-sq ft facility at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) that will expand its regional distribution capacity, and the strategic role of Malaysia in the company’s ability to support the smooth operations of customer networks in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
It will be located at the Cainiao Aeropolis Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) Hub at KLIA’s Cargo Village, and will be operated by CEVA Logistics, a supply chain management company.
Said to cater to more than 20 countries, the Ericsson Distribution Centre will be responsible for the management of hardware inventory and spare parts in APAC.
According to the company's statement, the Centre will also manage inventory of new and serviced equipment, on top of inventory replenishment, receiving equipment from other countries, and delivering serviced equipment. Looking further, it will complement the Maintenance & Support Centre in Malaysia, allowing Ericsson to "improve delivery of support services to customers" in APAC.
David Hägerbro, Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh said: "Malaysia is a very strategic location for Ericsson and the new distribution facility strengthens our commitment here, while creating both direct and indirect employment opportunities for Malaysians."
He added that Malaysia is in fact in "a strategic and capable position to respond, deliver quickly, and ensure minimal downtime for mobile network operators and end users", which is "especially critical" as countries in the region begin accelerating their 5G commercial rollouts, while also strengthening their 4G deployment.
Other than Malaysia, Ericsson also has five other distribution centres for global hardware inventory management in United States, Dubai, Netherlands, and Taiwan.
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