To overcome space constraints and growing customer demand, US-based freight forwarder, Tigers, has relocated its China operations to a new facility in Shanghai.
The new facility, which is located close to Shanghai Yangshan Port, has a dual warehouse model, which will allow Tigers to offer scalable solutions to B2B and B2C customers alike across domestic and international markets, the company said.
“Our improved warehouse layout at the new facility has afforded us an increase of 34 per cent in pallet spaces, equivalent to 4,000 pallets, and a floor space increase of 50 per cent,” said Laura Crow, managing director, China, Tigers.
“Our previous facility was operating at maximum capacity for over a year, leaving us with no space to grow, and limiting our operational efficiency and ability to meet an ever-growing customer demand for complex e-commerce projects.
“Our new warehouse complex will allow us to continue to review our product and ensure it remains fit for purpose as our e-commerce fulfilment operations develop in the region.”
The new 3,779 sqm facility, equipped with 10-meter high racks and a mezzanine shelving system, is dedicated to complex pick and pack projects, offering air and sea freight consolidation and export, global omni-channel fulfilment, China domestic distribution, and a variety of value added services.
“The new facility strengthens our e-commerce operations for international brands entering China and the APAC region,” added Crow.
“Working in tandem with our bonded operations in Shanghai, we will continue to support foreign brands to get a foothold in the China market by providing import Customs brokerage.”
The new Tigers Shanghai facility works across a range of industries, including domestic distribution of spare parts for the automotive and lighting industry, apparel export to retailers in Australia and the European Union, and Alibaba’s Tmall domestic fulfilment.
Tigers has recently opened a number of office and warehouse facilities worldwide, supporting the global launch of its online marketplace, the Tigers eShop.