Kerry Logistics fills the gap with China cold chain JV

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Zhigang Hu (left), general manager of Kerry Cold Chain Solution and Edwardo Erni (middle), managing director – China and North Asia of Kerry Logistics.

Kerry Logistics Network has expanded its food-related cold chain capability in mainland China through the establishment of Kerry Cold Chain Solution, to tap into the fast-growing domestic market of niche food products.

Kerry Cold Chain is a joint venture company formed with Shanghai Zhizhen Logistics in which Kerry Logistics holds the majority interest. It provides comprehensive integrated cold chain logistics solutions from upstream to downstream.

Using self-owned cold chain facilities and partnering with local expertise, Kerry Cold Chain will handle a wide range of food products, from raw ingredients to dairy product additives.

Edwardo Erni, managing director – China and North Asia of Kerry Logistics, says: “The market for food-related cold chain logistics in mainland China is immense with enormous growth potential. There is also ample room for technological growth to reach international standards.

“Intending to fill a gap in the market, we welcome the collaboration with Zhizhen Logistics, which marks an important strategic step for Kerry Logistics to extend its footprint in the domestic cold chain logistics market, enhancing our service offerings and competitiveness.”

Kerry Cold Chain currently operates more than 93,000 sqm of ambient and cold chain facilities in China, including a temperature-controlled facility of over 4,645 sqm in Shanghai, featuring automated storage and retrieval systems.

Founded in 2008, Zhizhen Logistics serves the logistics needs of both domestic and international customers from locations across China including Beijing, Tianjin, Wuhan, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. It commands a 90 per cent market share for imported food essences in the Shanghai region.

Kerry Logistics offers seamless F&B solutions with complete cold chain integrity to food chain stores and restaurants in Hong Kong, as well as hypermarkets and frozen food retailers in Taiwan.

The Group also runs cold chain facilities of 6,500 sqm in Oceania, serving supermarket chains, convenience stores, independent retailers, and food importers.

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Kerry Logistics fills the gap with China cold chain JV
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Kerry Logistics Network has expanded its food-related cold chain capability in mainland China through the establishment of Kerry Cold Chain Solution, to tap into the fast-growing domestic market of niche food products.
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