FedEx is set to open its new $30 million gateway facility by April 2021 in Clark, Philippines.
The 17,000 square-meter facility will increase FedEx supply chain responsiveness and capability to serve its customers in the country as sorting capacity will increase to 9,000 parcels an hour and workforce to 800.
Delivery time to Northern Luzon will be reduced by two hours and would extend the cut-off time for Northern Luzon and Cebu customers.
While FedEx will keep its facility in Manila, moving its gateway to Clark will “enhance its ability to serve customers across the country, given the expansion of Clark International Airport and a 24/7 Customs clearance operation.”
Additionally, the new location will help the government decongest the Metro Manila.
“The expansion of the company’s operations here in the north will definitely complement the transport infrastructure projects we are building to provide enhanced mobility and connectivity across the country,” said Secretary Arthur Tugade, Department of Transportation.
“We are very pleased to welcome the FedEx Express family to Clark, an emerging economic hub in the Philippines. Clark’s strategic location, improved infrastructure and connectivity, and ease of doing business make it the ideal base in the Philippines for global companies, such as FedEx Express, to expand operations,” shared Secretary Vince Dizon, Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects.
In recent years, FedEx refurbished its Philippines headquarters in Makati and invested $2.15 million in two facilities – one in Taguig and one in Clark.
In 2016, FedEx acquired TNT, expanding its transportation and network assets around the globe.