LOOK: DB Schenker Becomes This Ayala-owned Facility’s New Lessee

The property to be leased by global logistics company DB Schenker is owned by AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp. and has already been turned over to them.

The year 2023 is promising for the logistics industry in the Philippines, as it is projected that it can grow into a PHP 970 billion to PHP 1 trillion industry this year. Given this, it is no surprise that new partnerships and investments are being made by industry players, such as DB Schenker.

In fact, it was announced that DB Schenker—a well-known global logistics solutions and supply chain management company—is the newest lessee of a ready-built facility in ALogis Calamba, which is owned by AyalaLand Logistics Holding Corp (ALLHC). This marks the first partnership between the two companies.

According to the report published by ALLHC, DB Schenker will “take up 18,000 sqm of space, which will be used primarily for contract logistics servicing an automotive company.” It likewise notes that the facility has already been turned over and operations are expected to begin in June.

DB Schenker and ALLHC Share Statements on Partnership 

Both companies have likewise released statements as part of the announcement of their partnership. “The Ayala Land brand is synonymous [with] excellence, quality, and reliability, which are consistent with the values of DB Schenker as a global organization,” says DB Schenker Contract Logistics Director Irma Diaz-Guevara.

“We are confident that ALogis can build strategic facilities that intend to showcase the quality of operations of DB Schenker in contract logistics,” she adds. 

As for ALLHC, Chief Operating Officer Mr. Patrick Avila expresses his thanks. “We are very thankful to DB Schenker for choosing ALogis as a trusted partner, and we look forward to serving them as one of our valued tenants.”

ALogis is the name given to ALLHC’s warehouses or ready-built facilities that can be leased by companies. “These units allow locators to immediately start their business operations with basic utility infrastructures such as wet-type fire protection, water and sewer systems being readily available,” ALLHC’s website notes. 

Aside from Calamba, other ALogis locations include Biñan in Laguna, Naic in Cavite, Santo Tomas in Batangas, and Porac in Pampanga.

(Standing L-R) DB Schenker Philippines Real Estate Officer Jannine Rudas; DB Schenker Philippines Senior Legal Manager Atty. Filamer Miguel-Jucotan; DB Schenker Philippines Head for Global Real Estate Management-Philippines Rodel Mayuga; ALLHC General Manager for Industrial Parks and Real Estate Logistics Gabriel Luis T. Sioson; ALLHC Head of ALogis Bianca S. Tan; and ALLHC Senior Leasing Officer Pocholo Miguel M. Canapi; (Seated L-R) DB Schenker Philippines Director for Contract Logistics/Supply Chain Management and National Distribution Irma Guevara; DB Schenker Cluster (PH-ID) Chief Executive Officer Andy Lim; DB Schenker Philippines Chief Executive Officer Thomas Ruelke; ALLHC Chief Operating Officer Patrick C. Avila; LCI Commercial Ventures, Inc. Chairman Ms. Rowena M. Tomeldan; and ALLHC Chief Finance Officer Francis M. Montojo

The Logistics Industry in the Philippines

Aside from the forecast that the logistics industry in the Philippines can grow into a PHP 1 trillion industry, it is also predicted to grow from 8.2% to 8.8% within the years 2018 to 2024. 

Why? According to the Lobien Realty Group (LRG), the country’s strategic location makes it one of the most “convenient docking locations for supply routes as it essentially connects many export and import markets of different countries across the globe.” 

The freight forwarding sector is also seen to continue dominating the market, followed by the warehousing sector—mainly industrial and retail warehousing. Even the express delivery sector is seen to grow this year, as it is projected to post a 9% compounded annual growth rate during the period of 2018 to 2023.

Moreover, same-day delivery and deliveries that take up to a maximum of three days are part of the express delivery sector.