Cosentino Reinforces its Presence in Asia with a New Centre in Malaysia
April 26, 2019
- Representing a total investment of almost 800,000 euros, the Cosentino Centre in Kuala Lumpur covers an area of 2,400m2 and will be launched with a 10-strong team.
- The facilities were unveiled last Friday at an event attended by Cosentino’s Global Executive Vice President of Sales and CEO of Cosentino North America, Eduardo Cosentino; Regional Director for Asia, Ross Cameron and General Manager of Cosentino Malaysia, Mark Alban.
The Cosentino Group was delighted to open its latest Cosentino Centre in Kuala Lumpur on Friday 12 April. Marking the company’s expansion into Asia, this full-service logistics facility allows the multinational to operate in Malaysia using its own assets for the first time. Cosentino’s presence in the country had previously been limited to a showroom associated with a local distributor.
The new Cosentino Centre in Kuala Lumpur covers a total area of 2,400m2, of which 600m2 have been allocated to office space and Cosentino’s own showroom. 200m2 are dedicated to a display space in partnership with other companies from the sector. The remaining space will be home to the warehouse. The facilities represent a total investment of almost 800,000 euros, including its initial stock, and the Centre begins operations with a team of 10 staff.
The spectacular logistics facilities were opened at an official launch event that was attended by the company’s most senior representatives in the region. Presiding over the event was Cosentino’s Global Executive Vice President of Sales and CEO of Cosentino North America, Eduardo Cosentino, with Cosentino Sales ROW Vice President, Gines Navarro. Also in attendance were Oceania & Asia Sales Vice President, Christophe Gontier; Regional Director for Asia, Ross Cameron and Cosentino Malaysia’s General Manager, Mark Alban.
Mark Alban commented, “We are really delighted with the response the Centre has received so far and excited about our prospects for the future. We see huge potential in Malaysia and we already have a solid and well-respected base here with several important clients. This is due in large part to the support we have received over the years from our Malaysian distributors and partners.”
Ross Cameron added, “Entering the Malaysian market came as a natural consequence of our growth over recent years in the south east Asian market. This Centre will help to further consolidate our presence in this country and will undoubtedly play a key role in the growth of sales and improvement in services in Asia.”
Singapore is the nerve centre for Cosentino’s business in Asia. The multinational opened major infrastructure facilities here in 2017, combining a large logistics warehouse under the Centre concept and the regional head office of Cosentino’s operations for the whole of Asia. Singapore is also the location for one of the first City showrooms to be opened by Cosentino around the world. The company’s owned assets in the region are complemented by a logistics operator located in Japan.