Kerry Logistics wins contract with homeware retailer Lakeland
London, UK, Wednesday 29th March 2017 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 636.HK), Asia’s leading logistics service provider, has been awarded a contract by Lakeland to be its logistics service provider. Kerry Logistics will provide the homeware retailer with global freight forwarding services including ocean freight and supply chain solutions, as well as buyer’s consolidation services.
Kerry Logistics will assist the UK-based retailer with purchase order management and visibility solutions via the Virtual Buying Office (VBO), a web-platform designed to enhance efficiency and visibility along the supply chain.
“We are delighted to work with Kerry Logistics and look forward to their invaluable field expertise helping the next stage of growth for our multi-national business,” said Gary Marshall, Director of Operations at Lakeland, on the partnership.
Kerry Logistics’ strong distribution network in China will play a key role in driving international growth for the retailer, which recently announced its expansion into the Australian market with the launch of 13 new locations.
“Lakeland is a multi-national as well as multi-channel retailer renowned for high levels of customer service and innovation. We are delighted to be awarded the contract to support them with end-to-end logistics solutions, striving to drive their business success forward,” said Emma Rowlands, Sales Director of Kerry Logistics (UK).
“We are proud that they consider a partnership with Kerry Logistics to be a valuable part of their international growth strategy, and are looking forward to providing local expertise as well as supporting their business on a global scale.”
Lakeland has been providing customers in the UK with its innovative kitchenware and home solutions for over 50 years. Dedication to exceptional products as well as customer satisfaction has set Lakeland apart from its competitors, and provided the loyal customer following that has established Lakeland as the UK’s leading kitchenware company.
From humble beginnings in the heart of the Lake District, Lakeland now has 69 stores nationwide in the UK, a further 16 stores trading successfully in the Middle East, a further three in India, 13 in Australia, and 2013 saw the Lakeland brand launch in Germany.
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About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code 636.HK)
Kerry Logistics is Asia’s leading logistics service provider with extensive operations across Greater China and the ASEAN region.
Its core competence is providing highly customised solutions to multinational corporations and international brands to enhance their supply chain efficiency, reduce overall costs and improve response time to market.
It currently has more than 700 service locations in 41 countries and territories, and is managing 45 million sq. ft. of logistics facilities worldwide, providing customers with high reliability and flexibility to support their expansion and long-term growth.
Kerry Logistics Network Limited is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a selected Member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series 2016-2017.
For more information, please visit www.kerrylogistics.com