Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Wincanton links to Kerry

Wincanton has joined forces with Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics to offer a door to door services from the Far East to Europe.

The joint venture agreement makes use of Kerry Logistics’ network in the Asian market and Wincanton’s strength in European supply chain services.

Kerry Logistics operates in more than 180 cities in 23 countries including Greater China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, India, Australia, UK, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, France, USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico with 5,800 staff worldwide. Its services include contract logistics, international freight forwarding, warehousing, transportation, distribution, trading, merchandising. It is now managing more than 12 million sq. ft. of warehouses, logistics centres and port facilities globally.

Wincanton has 30,000 people across Europe, producing an annual turnover of over £1.8bn. In the past it has had a relationship with Kuehne & Nagel, however this came to an end when K&N bought ACR Logistics.

Vincent Wong, joint managing director, Kerry Logistics, said: “The synergy for cooperation with Wincanton is obvious. The new joint venture will allow both Wincanton and Kerry to meet the ever increasing demand for supply chain management both in Europe and Asia,” .