JF Hillebrand is a leading specialist logistics provider for the global beverage industry with a network of wholly owned offices and agents in every major wine and spirits market. The company selected Menlo to provide logistics and customs brokerage in Singapore for world-renowned whisky distiller, William Grant & Sons. Menlo has an extensive presence in Singapore with six multi-client facilities in the country.
Menlo will provide warehousing and inventory management services for product distributed by William Grant & Sons from Menlo’s 320,000-square-foot multi-client warehouse located at 30 Boon Lay Way in Singapore. The scope of the relationship with JF Hillebrand’s customer includes import container clearance, customs permit declaration, container trucking, product unloading and put-away, storage of dutiable cargoes and point-of-sale material, bond-to-bond transfer of cargoes, re-export shipments and delivery of cargoes to port. Menlo also provides value-added services to the customer including labeling and repacking.
“We needed a partner in Singapore that was not only well-established in the region but that also had experience serving the needs of the wine and spirits industry,” said Ken Goh, branch manager, JF Hillebrand Singapore. “Because we’ve worked with Menlo for a number of years, we knew they were an outstanding logistics services provider with customs expertise and a number of locations in Singapore. All these capabilities were critical to helping us hit the ground running with our customer. Bringing Menlo into the solution with William Grant & Sons made perfect business sense, and we look forward to working together with success.”
“Being selected to work with JF Hillebrand to serve a globally renowned company in the wine and spirits market is a fine testament to our reputation in Singapore and the industry,” said Desmond Chan, managing director, South Asia, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “Our capabilities complement JF Hillebrand’s in Singapore and we’re thankful for the opportunity to work with them as they bring a more comprehensive logistics services package to Southeast Asia.”
Menlo’s multi-client warehouse management solution offers flexibility in contract commitment length, the ability to share existing IT platforms, an experienced management and labor infrastructure, requisite equipment and assets, and a more extensive geographic network of pre-configured warehouse operations.