Beam Mobility has opened a Malaysian central storage in Subang Jaya, Selangor, to support its expanding presence in the nation. Beam’s activities in Selangor are serviced by the 8,000-square-foot central warehouse, which ensures a constant supply of completely charged batteries and other hardware upkeep to its fleet on the ground. In addition, it will play a crucial role in Beam’s existing warehouse network, functioning as Beam’s main distribution, repair and hardware testing hub in Malaysia, as well as the primary hub for receiving overseas shipment and dispatching spare parts to all the other Beam warehouses across Malaysia.
Beam presently works in Malaysian cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Ampang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Kuantan, and Langkawi, and continues to collaborate with Malaysian cities to offer its secure and fun micromobility sharing services to various communities. Beam uses a full-time crew of technicians and supervisors to oversee and administer the central warehouse. Furthermore, the debut of the central storage expands possibilities for employees in the gig economy.
“This warehouse shows Beam’s commitment to continuous investments into Malaysia. It enables us to have an efficient supply chain for Beam’s services and continue creating job opportunities, especially in the gig economy. We look forward to continuing the expansion of our operations and serving Malaysians with dependable, alternative transport modes,” said Justin Tiew, General Manager of Beam Mobility Malaysia.
Aside from supporting Beam’s current warehouse network, the new central warehouse is anticipated to service 30 Beam e-scooters per day. This guarantees that the micromobility provider’s fleet of e-scooters in the state is always in good working order and secure to use. For context, each Beam e-scooter is equipped with a slew of cutting-edge technologies that are regularly serviced to guarantee optimum safety.
Each vehicle is outfitted with a GPS-tracking Internet of Things (IoT) device, allowing Beam to keep track of each e-scooter’s systems, which notify the Beam team when an e-scooter needs to be returned to the storage for repair. The IoT device also allows Beam to know which e-scooters require attention, its precise position for pick-up, and the ability to move an e-scooter “offline” via the Beam App.
Malaysia’s gig economy will also benefit from the opening of Beam’s new central warehouse, as this creates more opportunities for local talents to find jobs as Beam Rangers, the on-ground operations team who regularly patrol the streets of Klang Valley to collect, distribute, and maintain Beam’s shared e-scooters to meet ever-changing public demands and the authorities’ high standards for safety. These initiatives are part of Beam’s participation in the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation’s (MDEC) eRezeki program, which is specifically intended to increase job opportunities in the sharing economy.
Finally, the Central Warehouse will continue to support Beam’s ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) initiatives. If unusable components are discovered during the repair process, Beam will aggressively seek dependable partners to have these parts securely and correctly recycled, successfully reducing waste.
Since 2019, Beam has been a verified Climate Neutral business. It has, however, vowed to go even further in its dedication to the planet by becoming Climate Negative by 2025 through smart alliances with like-minded organizations, extensive research, and maintaining better practices to be gentler to the planet.