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Toll Group strengthens SEA supply chain network, opens local office in PH

By Icon Executive Asia
Published January 18, 2022

On Monday, January 17, Australian logistics giant Toll Group announced the official opening of a local office in the Philippines, expanding its entrenched footprint across Asia.

The Manila office enables Toll Group to more effectively support Philippines-based businesses in their supply chain needs, empowering them with a suite of best-in-class supply chain solutions and access to regional growth opportunities.

Toll Group has maintained a presence in the Philippines since 2007, working mainly through local partners. This pivot towards a direct presence in-country provides the logistics company with more autonomy and control over operations and service quality, streamlining goods transition and coordination in line with industry best practices. More importantly, local businesses stand to gain access to its extensive global freight forwarding network, allowing them to tap new business opportunities that lie beyond the Philippines, such as regional manufacturing value chains.

The office, which is located in Aseana City in Brgy. Tambo, Parañaque City, is strategically situated within the business district near major seaports and airports.

Based on current market trends, Toll Group is forecasting its Philippine office to achieve high double-digit growth in the next five years, focusing on the Industrial, Retail, Technology, and Automotive sectors.

"A key objective of our direct expansion into the Philippines was to enhance access to global opportunities for local businesses. Many freight forwarders in the Philippines operate through a partner-based model and do not personally own a global or regional supply chain network, creating challenges in visibility and quality control. The launch of a local office enables Toll Group to fill this service gap, offering businesses in the Philippines access to our extensive global network and Asia-centric expertise to strengthen their growth prospects amid the uncertainty arising from the pandemic," said Benjamin Bathan, Toll Group's country manager for the Philippines

"Having a direct presence in the Philippines reaffirms Toll Group's commitment to helping businesses across Asia navigate supply chain challenges and contributes to the continued expansion of our regional network and presence," Rajeev Sood, Senior Vice President for ASEAN and Indian Subcontinent of Toll Global Forwarding, added.

Toll Group is a logistics company that aims to move the businesses that move the world. The company caters to over 20,000 customers worldwide, offering solutions to various logistics, transport or supply chain challenges through its 500 sites across 25 countries and a forwarding network covering 150 countries.