Tigers grows global footprint with new office in Myanmar
Supply chain group Tigers to expand its e-commerce offering in South East Asia with new branch in Yangon and plans for further expansion in Myanmar later in the year
Hong Kong, Thursday 4th May 2017 – Tigers has opened a new office in Yangon, Myanmar, as part of ongoing growth programme, supporting customers across South East Asia.
The new branch, Tigers Indo China Logistics Co. Ltd., in Myanmar’s largest city, is headed by RS Baskkaran, and offers the full suite of logistics services, including international freight forwarding, Customs brokerage, and supply chain solutions.
The new office will offer e-commerce capabilities later in the year, thanks to Tigers’ new online marketplace, eShop, which was launched as part of Tigers’ suite of e-commerce products earlier this year.
“With consistent developments and an annual GDP growth of 7.5%, Myanmar is the country to watch in the South East Asia region,” said RS Baskkaran, Managing Director, Tigers Malaysia and South East Asia.
“We are planning to further boost our presence in Myanmar by opening two more domestic offices by the end of the year.
“We want to be a part of Myanmar’s future in the logistics industry by combining Tigers’ international with our local expertise.”
Tigers’ team of four has over ten years’ industry experience, including project management, and expertise within the oil and gas sector.
“Myanmar has tremendous growth potential and fits in with our strategy of focusing on emerging markets,” said Andrew Jillings, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Group Managing Director, Tigers Ltd.
“Lying between Malaysia and China, both countries where we already have offices, it further solidifies our presence in the region.”
Tigers specialises in supporting a variety of industries, including the pharmaceutical, garments, perishables, electronics, and heavy lift sectors.
The Hong Kong headquartered supply chain specialist recently signed a cooperation agreement with Malaysia’s national postal provider Pos Malaysia to manage its e-commerce facility in Kuala Lumpur.
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“We are planning to further develop our presence in Myanmar by opening two more offices by the end of the year,” said RS Baskkaran, Managing Director, Tigers Malaysia and South East Asia.
From Left to Right: Moh Moh Myint Khine, General Manager, Khin Thidar Win, Sales Manager, May Thazin Oo, Business Development Manager & Customer Service, and Aung Kyaw Thet, Operations Executive, all Tigers Indo China Logistics Co. Ltd.
About TIGERS LIMITED
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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