Central JD Commerce Chooses WHA Corporation for E-Commerce Warehouse Aiming to Expand E-Commerce Business in Thailand and ASEAN

BackJan 17, 2018

The joint venture between Central Group and JD.com, one of the biggest e-commerce companies from China, will lease a 6,848 sq. m. warehouse at WHA Mega Logistics Center

Bangkok, 17 January 2018 – WHA Corporation PCL (WHA Group), Thailand’s leader in fully-integrated logistics and industrial facilities solutions, has announced the signing of a warehouse lease contract with Central JD Commerce Limited, Thailand’s leading e-commerce joint venture between top Thai retailer Central Group and JD.com, one of the largest e-commerce companies from China.

The expandable contract agreement covers a warehouse with a total floor area of 6,848 sq. m. at WHA Mega Logistics Center Chonlaharnpichit on Bangna-Trad Road, Km 19. Accessible from three roads - Bangna-Trad, Theparak and Sukhumvit (old route) roads - the leased facility is conveniently located close to Bangkok city center, as well as the Suvarnabhumi International Airport, two strategic positions for e-commerce and retail industries.

This facility comes in addition to three other Central Group Business Units - namely Central Department Store, Central Restaurant Group and Central Group online – which are already situated in the vicinity and will enable Central JD Commerce to share resources for better operational efficiency. Equipped with a wide loading area well-adapted for e-commerce operations, the leased warehouse will be used for a wide variety of goods and products ranging from electronics and fashion to dry grocery items and others.

“We are very pleased to welcome Central JD Commerce to WHA Mega Logistics Center” said Ms. Jareeporn Jarukornsakul, Group Chief Executive Officer of WHA Corporation PCL. “This joint venture between Thailand’s leading retailer group and China’s biggest e-commerce firm is poised to accelerate the development of e-commerce and e-logistics technologies and operations in Thailand, in line with the Thailand 4.0 policies. WHA is delighted to play a role in this venture.”

“This lease agreement with WHA Corporation represents an important step in the development of our e-commerce operations in Thailand” commented Mr. Vincent Yang, CEO of Central JD Commerce Thailand. “Thanks to its convenient location, our new warehouse will enable us to increase both our domestic and regional online shopping business, by using Thailand as an e-commerce hub in ASEAN,” he added.

In Thailand, WHA Corporation controls about 2.1 million square meters in various logistics facilities, including Built-to-Suit facilities (BTS) and multi-tenant warehouse farms. The group plans to reach over 3 million square meters within the next 3-4 years.

About WHA Group

WHA Corporation PCL (WHA Group) is Thailand’s leader in fully-integrated logistics and industrial facilities solutions. WHA’s operations consist of 4 business areas with an integrated service offering that enables it to provide customers with turn-key solutions:

  • Logistics – Customers can avail of built-to-suit factories, logistics facilities and distribution centers at all times. This innovative concept was pioneered in the market since 2003 by WHA Corporation Pcl., with more than 2.1 million sq.m. in leasable area under owned and managed assets at 19 strategic locations nationwide to date.
  • Industrial Development – As a world-class industrial estate developer, WHA offers strong and efficient infrastructure, utilities, industrial clusters and industrial services. Hemaraj Land And Development Pcl. has 9+ operating industrial estates covering over 46,000 rai in Rayong, Chonburi and Saraburi, and mostly located in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).
  • Utilities and Power – As the sole supplier of water and other utilities infrastructures, WHA Utilities and Power Plc. offers total security to industrial estate customers while enjoying strong partnerships with leading power operators. It supplies approximately 96 mm m3 of water per year and 478 operational equity MW.
  • Digital Platform – In order to support its customers in their business intelligence operations, WHA Infonite Co., Ltd. actively provides comprehensive data solutions and platforms to leading multi-national and Thai companies.

Website: www.wha-group.com

About Central JD Commerce Co.

Central JD Commerce Co. is the leading e-commerce business in Thailand. The company was a joint-venture between Central Group, Thailand’s biggest retailer, and JD.Com, China’s largest e-commerce firm whose revenue ranked 3rd in the world.

Central JD Commerce Co. is the service provider of jd.co.th, an online one stop service e-commerce website with variety of products available. Central JD Commerce’s mission is to deliver the best and most convenient buying and selling experiences to everyone. We are committed to support Thailand to become a hub of e-commerce business in ASEAN

For more information, please contact:

Khun Wandee Lerdsupongkit/ Khun Patcharapan Kaewthai - WHA Corporation Public Relations

C/O Francom Asia Tel: 02 233 4338 ext. 19/14 Fax: 02 236 8030 E-mail: pr@francomasia.com