Arvato Gears Up for Growth in Asia with New Management and Regional Headquarters
Singapore/Guetersloh – Arvato, a global leader in business process outsourcing, has designated Singapore as the new Asia-Pacific headquarters for its supply chain management (SCM) Solution Group. To facilitate this, the company has relocated its existing sites in the country to a single 80,000 square feet unit. Raoul Kuetemeier has stepped up from his previous general management role in China to Head of Asia.
“We see an increasing demand for SCM solutions that integrate China and other Asian countries and markets. The new headquarters helps us to establish a strategic footprint in the region,” said Kuetemeier. “With our resources pulled together, we also enhance the efficiency of our highly customized SCM strategies and strengthen our leading position as a SCM solutions provider in Asia’s high-tech and entertainment sector.”
Arvato’s new premise in Changi International Logispark, one of Singapore’s most established logistics clusters, is furnished with an office, warehouse and assembly area where Arvato will carry out increased volumes of regional logistics and value-added services for its clients. The location is prime for its proximity to the Changi airport as well as freight forwarders and expressways. This way, it complements Arvato’s global operational network.
As part of his new responsibilities, Kuetemeier will focus on streamlining the operations and sales activities for the Arvato SCM Solution Group in the Asia Pacific region. In his new role, he oversees more than 600 employees across Singapore, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Kuetemeier joined Arvato in 2004 where he played a key role setting up new facilities in Germany and Austria. Prior to his current position, Kuetemeier was based in China for eight years. He has a proven track record of supporting multi-national clients to develop their strategic supply chain strategies in Europe and Asia.
About Arvato SCM Solutions
Arvato SCM Solutions is an innovative and international leading service provider in the field of supply chain management and e-commerce. Partners come together with industry specialists in the fields of Telecommunication, Hightech & Entertainment, Automotive|Bank|Insurance, Healthcare, Consumer Products and Publisher. More than 14,000 employees work together to provide practical and relevant solutions and services worldwide. Using the latest digital technology, Arvato develops, operates and optimizes complex global supply chains and e-commerce platforms, as the strategic growth partner for its customers. Arvato SCM combines the know-how of its employees with the right technology and appropriate business processes to measurably increase the productivity and performance of its partners.
Arvato SCM Solutions is part of Arvato, a leading international service provider. Approximately 70.000 Arvato employees in more than 40 countries design and produce innovative solutions for business customers from all over the world, covering a wide range of business processes along integrated service chains. These include financial, CRM, SCM and IT solutions, as well as digital marketing services. Arvato is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann.