To better serve its customers in the region, Hitachi Data Systems has unveiled an Asia Pacific distribution centre at Changi Airport in Singapore.
The centre will house a range of products including universal storage platform V & VM and the adaptable modular storage 2000 series.
Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific senior vice president and general manager Kevin Eggleston says in the past, orders for customers in Asia Pacific were distributed out of the Indianapolis Distribution Centre in the US.
“This will streamline operations and reduce transportation, warehousing costs by virtue of being closer to customer locations and Hitachi Japan, the product supplier. The decrease in transportation time will also ensure timely configuration of Hitachi Data Storage products to specific customer requirements.”
He adds that its customer footprint in this region has grown rapidly and there has also been an increase in customer service level requirements.
“Our distribution centres serve as critical links in the value chain of Hitachi Data Systems and they are important contributors to our value-proposition to our customers.”
He says that over the next couple of years the distribution centre will continue to grow and increase the range of technology assembled.