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This year the tally of facilities has reached 17 with the opening of the latest three in Chongqing, Wuxi and Xiamen, which together boast a combined total area of 140,000 square metres. Kerry now owns and manages in excess of three and a half million square metres of operational space for its customers.
Phase 2 of the Chongqing logistics centre opened in February this year, with an area of 65,800 square meters bringing the total area of the facility to 86,800 square meters and becoming the largest of the company's Chinese hubs. The new centre will serve as a depot for the market in the West of the country and offers a full range of logistics services for multiple industry sectors, including automotive parts and accessories, pharmaceutical and healthcare, electronics and technology.
In Xiamen, the new 42,800 square-meter logistics centre was opened in April in the Haicang Export Processing Zone to tap into the booming trade across the Taiwan Strait. The facility will support electronics and technology customers a whole panoply of logistics support activities including in-transit assembling, postponement logistics and returns management; fashion and retail brands with hanging garments, price/security tagging and gift packing; food and beverage customers with expiry date printing, quality control, stock taking, labeling and packing.
In Wuxi, Jiangsu province, the company unveiled another new 31,400 square-meter logistics centre in February. Close to the highway with direct access to Wuxi Shoufang Airport and the Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway, this facility will provide a complete portfolio of innovative solutions from order management, vendor managed inventory to material and parts management and reverse logistics.
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