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PIL evolving to serve the global market

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PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 August, 2013, 5:35pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 August, 2013, 9:17am

With HK$310,000 seed capital and a staff of two, Pacific Integrated Logistics (PIL) started a traditional freight forwarding business in 2000. Guided by the vision of Kelvin Lim, founder and managing director, the company has grown to become a fully integrated contract logistics provider like no other. The company has carved a niche in the market by offering value-added services such as high-technology flame-retardant shrink wrapping, spray paint finishing, heat treatment for wood products, quality control and skilled manpower services.

"We are even more flexible than before," Lim says. "As we offer other dedicated services, we are able to bring down our clients' costs because they pay only for the services and materials they use."

With assistance from SPRING Singapore, PIL has upgraded its facilities and capabilities, allowing it to offer highly-specialised services such as chemical foam packaging, heat treatment approved by the International Plant Protection Convention and customs brokerage. With its own fleet of trucks, PIL also provides door-to-door pick-up and delivery services for air and sea freight.

"We solve our clients' supply chain problems so they can focus on their core businesses," says Wendy Lim, global sales development director.

The company opened its Myanmar office last month to support its customers from the oil and gas industry looking to do business in the country. The company also started operations in Chengdu last January as part of its strategy to develop its business in China's fast-growing inner cities.

"If you are setting up an operation overseas, we can provide you with turnkey logistics and supply chain solutions in as short as two months," Kelvin Lim says. "This is our strength."

PIL brings along its quality standards to other countries, including Malaysia, Myanmar and China. The company has obtained quality management and supply chain security accreditation such as ISO 9001-2008, ISO 28000-2007, Secure Trade Partnership and bizSAFE Level 3. It will also be seeking ISO certification as it expands into other related businesses, which require environmentally friendly work processes.

To enhance its client offering, PIL is expanding its services to include product assembly and maintenance. The company also welcomes partners as it focuses on project management for heavy industries such as those in the water treatment, oil and gas, shipbuilding and power generation sectors.

"We are on a non-stop expansion path and are currently branding for the international market," Kelvin Lim says.

Targeting Asia-Pacific, PIL is planning to list on the Singapore Exchange within the next few years to fund its global growth.

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