Hong Kong Headquartered Kerry Logistics recently announced they had established Kerry Cold Chain Solution Ltd (‘Kerry Cold Chain’) to expand their food-related cold chain capability in Mainland China and take advantage of the fast-growing domestic market of niche food products.
Kerry Cold Chain will provide comprehensive, integrated cold chain logistics solutions from upstream to downstream. The joint venture with Shanghai Zhizhen Logistics Co Ltd (‘Zhizhen Logistics’) will use 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.
Kerry Logistics Managing Director for China and North Asia, Edwardo Erni said, “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.”
Zhizhen Logistics was founded in 2008 and provide a whole host of logistics services to both domestic and international customers from locations across China including Beijing, Tianjin, Wuhan, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. In the Shanghai region, Zhizhen commands a 90% market share for imported food essences.
Kerry Cold Chain has over 1 million sq ft of ambient and cold chain facilities in China this includes a 50,000 sq ft temperature-controlled facility that features an automated storage and retrieval system in Shanghai.
Restaurants and food chain stores in Hong Kong and neighboring Taiwan greatly benefit from Kerry Logistics seamless F&B solutions with complete cold chain integrity and the wealth of their experience in cold chain logistics.