Kerry adds two Chinese sites to logistics network
Having opened offices and logistics centres in major Chinese cities Kerry is now expanding into emerging, second tier regions. As part of this plan Kerry has opened logistics hubs in Chongqing and Kunshan.
“The new facilities in Chongqing and Kunshan add to our existing China network of 130 offices and logistics centres and continue our strategy of expanding our presence in emerging and second tier cities across the country”, said Edwardo Erni, managing director, mainland China.
Opening a 20,500 sq m logistics centre in Chongqing, in inland China, links Kerry via rail, air and the Yangtze River to the rest of the country. Transport links are helping Chongqing overcome its relatively remote, inland location and grow its business district.
Kerry aims to distrubute pharmaceuticals, as well as electronics, fashion and other products. Companies can outsource labelling, packaging and distribution to regions throughout Southwest China, such as Sichuan Province, Guizhou and Yunnan Provinces, to the Kerry site.
The second logistics centre is in Kunshan City, 45km from Shanghai on the east coast of China. From the 18,800 sq m site Kerry will offer similar services to the Chongqing hub and distribute products to Shanghai, Nanjing, Hefei Province and other locations throughout east China.
Fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals are among the sectors Kerry expects to serve from the Kunshan site. Other target industries include electronics, precision machinery and semiconductors.