Hong Kong, June 2013 - Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics service provider, has opened the doors on three new logistics centres with a combined total area of 140,000 sq. m. in Chongqing, Wuxi and Xiamen, as the company continues to strengthen its logistics network to better serve its customers’ needs in China.
The company now owns and operates 17 logistics centres across China, with more under construction, providing customers with reliability and flexibility as they expand their businesses across China and the region.
“Opening three new logistics centres demonstrates our commitment to our customers in China. We also see that our customers can leverage real competitive advantage from these new state-of-the-art facilities and our logistics centre network through improved efficiency and reduced inventory costs,” said Edwardo Erni, Managing Director – Mainland China, Kerry Logistics.
“All of the new facilities are equipped with the latest security and IT systems providing maximum security and improved tracking and supply chain transparency for our customers,” he added.
Phase 2 of the Chongqing logistics centre opened in February this year, with an area of 65,800 sq. m bringing the total area of the facility to 86,800 sq. m., becoming the largest of the company’s seventeen facilities in China. The new centre will serve as an important hub for the Western China market and offer a full range of logistics services for multiple industry sectors including automotive parts and accessories, pharmaceutical and healthcare, electronics and technology.
In Wuxi, Jiangsu province, the company unveiled another new 31,400 sq. m. logistics centre in February. Close to the highway with direct access to Wuxi Shoufang Airport and the Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway, the centre will provide a complete portfolio of innovative solutions from order management, VMI to material and parts management and reverse logistics.
In Xiamen, the new 42,800 sq. m. logistics centre was opened in April in the Haicang Export Processing Zone to tap into the booming trade across the strait. The facility will support electronics and technology customers with in-transit assembling, postponement logistics and RMA; fashion and retail brands with GOH, price/security tagging and gift packing; food and beverage customers with expiry date printing, QC, stock taking, labelling and packing.