PENANG, Mal.–Kerry Logistics Network Limited opened its first IT Development Centre in Penang, Malaysia with aim to harness internet technology in support of its rapidly growing international operations, the company said.
The opening ceremony was officiated by The Rt. Honourable Mr Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang and The Honourable Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, COO of Multimedia Development Corporation (‘MDeC’). Also in attendance were dignitaries and Kerry Logistics’ business partners in Malaysia.
In tandem with its business expansion in ASEAN and beyond is the rising demand for IT application system and support. As part of its overall IT development strategy, Kerry Logistics said it will use the new IT Development Centre in Penang as an offshore support centre to share resource amongst different offices globally, in a bid to increase operational efficiency at lower costs.
George Yeo, Chairman of Kerry Logistics, said, “The Penang Government has played an important role in promoting the IT development of this city, making it one of the preferred Asia technology bases of many international IT giants. Establishing our IT Development Centre in this dynamic city will provide us readily available local IT resources, a strong pool of multilingual talents, and good infrastructure support.”