MORE THAN 200 skilled workers at peak will be hired as soon as the five ambient warehouses of Fast Logistics Group will be completed in 10 months’ time.
Aboitiz Construction recently forged a partnership with Fast Logistics Group to design and build five ambient warehouses, along with ancillary and utility spaces, on an 18,531-square-meter land area in Consolacion, Cebu.
Ambient storage warehouses are defined as “buildings that are specifically designed for items that require a dry environment, where the temperature needs to be around room temperature.”
The firm said it will prioritize hiring local talents.
The project commenced its construction on Aug. 4, 2023, with property developer MVC Development Corp. and project management consultant Hearn & Hearn Consulting.
“This partnership affirms our capability to build large-scale infrastructures and contribute to the success of our clients. Our roots as a company started in Cebu, so we are beyond excited to once again make waves in the province and provide innovative design and construction solutions to our partners,” said Aboitiz Construction chief operating officer Ramez Sidhom in a statement.
The warehouse project is part of Fast Logistics’ continued expansion efforts to diversify its warehouse footprint as one of the logistics and selling distribution solutions companies in the Philippines.
Fast Logistics Group chief executive officer Manny Onrejas Jr. emphasized that the construction project is a demonstration of how its company supports a customer-focused approach by regularly finding ways to improve service quality and go beyond the expectations of clients.
Aboitiz Construction said it will introduce value engineering practices that promote quality and cost-efficient materials and technology like the use of high-strength steel instead of conventional steel structure for this project. The former, according to the company, is proven to be lighter, much stronger, and significantly cuts the erection time in construction.
The firm added it has been expanding its expertise in the light industries as it continues to advance business and communities by building quality warehouses, helping expand the logistics industry, and doing site development works.
Last month, the company kicked off a new site development project in Lima Estate in Lipa-Malvar, Batangas that hosts more than 150 locators.