If you think industrial developments are mere compositions of traditional factory blocks and humble bare-shell units, think again. Modern-day establishments have since evolved into shinier models, embracing new functions and capabilities to match varied business needs. In recent years, many multinational bigwigs like NEC Asia Pacific, OSIM, Siemens, 3M Technologies and Venture have chosen to set up shop in industrial spaces island-wide, all under the CapitaLand brand. Here’s why it has been a great fit for them, and possibly for you too.
#1 Make a Grand Entrance
When esteemed guests enter your office building, first impressions speak volumes. An inviting arrival experience can double as an effective branding tool, and convey a strong message on your positive brand identity and culture – even before visitors arrive at your doorstep.
With grand building facades and stylish lobbies designed to elevate your corporate image, you can offer guests a vastly different welcoming reception at the modernised industrial properties of today. Some are even gracefully decked with quality interior furnishings at their common spaces, while others provide inhabitants and visitors with enhanced security via turnstile access.
Newly upgraded light industrial properties like 53 Serangoon North Ave 4 also boasts a sheltered drop-off point as well as separate passenger and cargo lift lobbies with clearer wayfinding, making accessibility a cinch for its inhabitants.
These touches no doubt will help your business create better corporate branding and lasting impressions in the eyes of your valued guests.
#2 Design your ideal workspace with lower costs and set-up time
Instead of starting from ground zero, many of these industrial spaces come complete with ceiling boards, lighting and air conditioning. With these features in place, you can start designing your desired office space at a much lower cost. In fact, some companies can even move in right away after minor renovation works! Buildings like Techlink also have units with direct access to the loading bays, providing seamless transitions for business operations involving frequent loading and unloading.
These contemporary industrial buildings can also provide varied arrangements to cater to different workspace size requirements. Want to expand or segment your office space? You can enjoy the flexibility of combining adjacent units or segregating spaces via clever partitioning.
Companies can also take advantage of the convenience and efficiency of working with a single workspace partner like CapitaLand, which boasts extensive capabilities to design and build in accordance to your business requirements – from higher ceiling heights to localised floor loadings, and even the incorporation of smart technologies into your new space.
#3 Gather HQ functions and manufacturing activities all under one roof
Many industrial properties today offer versatile usage that can support both corporate and light mixed-used industrial functions. To that end, companies can amalgamate manufacturing activities with HQ functions all in one suitable location.
The conveniences of multi-use office spaces appeal largely to MNCs and SMEs in industries like precision engineering, electronics, industrial supply, automation, IT and clean manufacturing. French MNC and Fortune Global 500 company Schneider Electric, for instance, consolidated its energy and automation operations at the new Schneider Electric Building along 50 Kallang Avenue, transforming it into their latest East Asia and Japan headquarters.
#4 Enjoy excellent accessibility in attractive business districts
If you are searching for a well-connected workplace in a thriving neighbourhood, look no further.
Peppered across the island are some 50 premium industrial workspaces under CapitaLand’s belt. Each building is strategically sited within mature business precincts with strong industry presence, from the bustling Ang Mo Kio industrial district to the west region where the exciting Jurong Masterplan by Urban Redevelopment Authority is underway.
Major expressways, MRT stations and bus stops are never too far away too. The up-and-coming UBIX, for one, sits within the vibrant Ubi district, which houses a growing line-up of technological and pharmaceutical giants. Future inhabitants will be heartened to know that the Ubi MRT station will be right at its doorstep, accessible via a sheltered walkway.
Shuttle buses to nearby transport nodes are also provided for selected buildings, to offer tenants a multitude of commuting options. Getting to work has never been easier.
From advantageous business locations to bespoke interior layouts, there are endless perks to reap when you make CapitaLand’s industrial spaces your new place of business.
Industries suitable for premium B1 and light industrial developments include: manufacturing and related R&D, product design & development, data processing, software development, industrial training and central distribution etc.