2GO invests P150M in digital push to keep up with e-commerce growth
Logistics giant 2GO Group Inc. is upgrading IT systems and turning to automation as online deliveries push up demand for its services.
In a statement on Wednesday, 2GO announced a P150-million modernization program “to cater to the growth of the courier and e-commerce business.”
“2GO Express invested in new technology that enhances efficiency, speeds up processing times and allows scalability while improving reliability,” the company said.
Moreover, the company said the use of automated sorting machine would boost capacity and allow it to process over 140,000 parcels per day.
“Ultimately, these changes are geared to enhance our customers’ buying experience, which has been the central focus of 2GO,” Waldo C. Basilla, 2GO Group chief operating officer, said in the statement.
The company said new warehouse and transport management systems were also deployed to better track inventory and to lower costs.
2GO is also modernizing its distribution business with the use of planning systems “to aid in forecasting and in ensuring the availability of goods on the shelves of retail partners.”
Among the companies hit by movement restrictions when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived last year, 2GO affirmed its commitment to continue transportation services following the takeover of conglomerate SM Investments Corp. last June.
2GO provides warehousing and distribution, cold chain solutions, domestic and international ocean and air forwarding services, customs brokerage, project logistics and express and last mile package and e-commerce delivery.
The company also operates interisland roll-on/roll-off freight and passenger vessels, interisland freighters and short-haul fast ferry passenger vessels.
—Miguel R. Camus
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