Perspex South Africa partners with Tigers to support roll out of online purchasing
New partnership lays groundwork for Perspex South Africa’s customers to make online purchases
Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, 3rd June 2017 – Perspex South Africa has recently joined forces with Tigers SA to provide customers with enhanced service delivery.
The Perspex SA Gauteng, South Africa branch has agreed to partner with the logistics and transportation company for all its warehousing and distribution needs.
As market leaders in sub-Saharan Africa for over 60 years, Perspex South Africa has a long-standing reputation for providing quality Perspex® cast acrylic products, as well as extruded acrylics, styrenics, polycarbonate, aluminium composite sheeting, polypropylene, polyethylene, and extruded polyurethane products.
Through this newly formed partnership the company will improve its service offering, and in doing so aims to enhance its reputation as a world class supplier.
“We wanted to team up with a partner in the truest sense of the word. Our business needed to be critical to our partner just as their service is critical to us,” explains Stuart Hughes, Managing Director, Perspex South Africa.
This decision will not only give Perspex SA access to Tigers’ state-of-the-art systems and global infrastructure, but will also enable the global logistics company to extend its reach in South Africa.
From forwarding and clearing to distribution and warehousing, Tigers will be providing the rigid substrate market leader with end-to-end solutions. Thanks to a larger warehouse and extra vehicles, Perspex SA will be able to ensure quicker turnaround times on picking and packing, and improved delivery times.
The partnership will lay the groundwork to make online purchasing a reality for Perspex SA clients in the immediate future.
This platform will allow Perspex SA’s clients to check stock, order and receive delivery time confirmation instantaneously – either from their mobile devices or from the comfort of their office.
“Our state-of-the-art SmartHub Connect portal provides full integration with Perspex South Africa’s order management systems, complete with a client facing layer, that offers data visibility and order management,” said Paul Lawrence, Managing Director, Tigers South Africa.
“This will allow Perspex South Africa to provide clients with timely and accurate delivery information, and improved delivery times.”
The new business collaboration saw Perspex SA’s Gauteng branch move into new office space, as well as a 4,600-square metre Tigers warehouse in a secure business estate in Isando, Johannesburg, South Africa.
“Perspex South Africa will work tirelessly with Tigers to ensure that the transition is smooth and that clients see the benefit of this strategic partnership in the shortest possible timeframe,” added Hughes.
Tigers recently launched a new online marketplace in China, called eShop, offering a full enterprise one-stop shop solution, from the trading of customers’ products, to taking payments through a comprehensive payment gateway, managing the supply chain, order fulfilment and returns.
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Stuart Hughes, Managing Director, Perspex South Africa (left), and Paul Lawrence, Managing Director, Tigers South Africa (right)
Tigers is an USD800 million enterprise solutions company specialising in e-commerce fulfilment, transportation, and supply chain solutions.
Headquartered in Hong-Kong, with offices and facilities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South Africa, Tigers has over 100 years’ experience of supporting customers in the automotive, healthcare, technology, fashion, wine and perishables, and outdoor and active lifestyle sectors.
eTigers provides the processes and software for full end-to-end e-commerce solutions, that can be used as a full suite, or as parts to be swapped in and out, to work with customers’ existing systems.
The Tigers eShop is an online trading platform offering customers an online marketplace with full e-commerce supply chain support in the world’s largest e-retail market.
In 2016, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in Hong Kong awarded Tigers the 2015 CILT Award for Outstanding Achievement in Logistics and Transport Management.
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About Perspex South Africa
Perspex South Africa has been the market leader in the supply of quality cast acrylic products in sub-Saharan Africa for over 60 years.
Perspex South Africa’s head office is located in Gauteng, South Africa, and forms the hub of its operation. Its extensive national footprint includes sales offices and warehouses in Cape Town, Durban, and Port Elizabeth, which also houses its extrusion facility manufacturing its range of industrial products.
Perspex South Africa is the most significant supplier of high quality Perspex® acrylic sheet, and intends to continue to build its reputation by expanding its product range and enhancing its value offering to customers throughout its market.
Its product range also includes extruded acrylic, Aluminium Composite Material, PETG, polycarbonate flat sheet and multiwall polycarbonate, all of which are supplied from reputable international manufacturers; and locally manufactured ABS, Acrylic Capped ABS, high impact polystyrene, polypropylene, extruded polyurethane and high-density polyethylene.
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