FedEx Philippines is postponing to July 2021 the opening of its US$30 million gateway facility in Clark, Pampanga, due to COVID-19
The opening was originally scheduled for April 2021
The 17,000-square-meter Clark facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that will increase sorting capabilities to 9,000 documents and parcels per hour
FedEx Philippines is moving the opening of its US$30-million gateway facility in Clark, Pampanga to July 2021 from April.
“Due to the current situation brought about by COVID-19, FedEx Philippines will defer the relocation of our gateway operations tentatively to July 2021 instead of second quarter of 2021,” the company said in a statement.
FedEx last year announced the opening of its new gateway facility in Clark by April 2021 as part of its series of strategic investments in the Philippines and across Asia-Pacific aimed at enhancing service coverage and customer experience.
The 17,000-square-meter facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that will increase sorting capabilities to 9,000 documents and parcels per hour. The facility will also have dedicated areas for processing large heavyweight freight. Once operational, this investment would bring the total number of the company’s staff in Clark to more than 800.
In 2017, FedEx invested in two Philippine facilities with a combined worth of $2.15 million. One is the Philippine IT Center in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, which is the third regional software development center for Asia Pacific (APAC) solutions enhancement in the region.
The other is the APAC Trade Facilitation Center in Clark, which performs clearance preparation work such as data management, profile matching, and other administrative tasks to support APAC markets including Japan and Singapore.
FedEx in November 2019 announced it would expand its operations in Clark after the company left its Asian hub in Subic, Zambales in 2009 to transfer to China.
And in 2018, FedEx refurbished its Philippines headquarters in Makati and equipped it with the latest technologies to enhance collaboration, promote learning, offer flexible working environments, and improve employee mobility.