Kerry Logistics has strengthened its fashion logistics network in Mainland China with three more facilities scheduled to be built in Shanghai, Chongqing and Kunshan by 2011.
The Chinese-based provider intends to increase its presence in the industry to cater for a forecast 20 per cent growth in foreign brands in mainland China's fashion and retail sectors during the next four years.
According to Global Insight, a US provider of economic and financial intelligence, the market share of foreign retail brands in China, which account for 20 percent of the retail market currently, will increase to 40 percent in 2014.
Currently, Kerry Logistics is managing over 40 fashion and retail companies, most of which are international brand leaders.
"Shanghai is the gateway for foreign fashion brands to expand into the Mainland China market," says Kerry Logistics Assistant Regional Director of Sales, Mainland China Kevin Lam.
"It is well served by our five state-of-the-art logistics centres and a nationwide distribution network with proven ability to provide Cash-On-Delivery services to all cities.
"The logistics centres are situated in Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, Baoshan, Qingpu, Pujiang and Nanhui."
Kerry Logistics' customised supply chain solutions include buyers' consolidation, building and recycling, Garment-On-Hanger container system, freight and Purchase Order management, sea/air and inter-modal services, and combined U-turn model.
"We also offer a wide range of value-added services to our clients to meet the specific requirement of the Mainland China market, from Garment-On-Hanger (GOH), Chinese information tagging and Chinese care labelling to pre-retail preparation, quality control and instore stock-taking."