Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics is expanding its e-commerce fulfillment capabilities through a joint venture with Asian e-commerce specialist E-Services Group. Their joint venture, Kerry ESG (HK) Company Limited, will combine Kerry Logistics’ global supply chain capabilities with ESG’s technology platform, global marketplace networks, and e-commerce expertise to offer etailers cost-efficient solutions internationally.
ESG, founded in 2002, claims to be ‘the leading international end-to-end e-commerce company in Asia’, headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in China, Singapore, and Taiwan. As the strategic partner to over 20+ leading global marketplaces such as Rakuten, JD.id, and Cdiscount, ESG not only enables its 28,000+ etailers to grow their businesses internationally through marketplaces, but also supports them with comprehensive shipping solutions.
Kerry ESG, set to debut in March 2019, aims to become one of the leaders in global e-commerce fulfillment solutions, enabling etailers to deliver products to customers anywhere in the world quickly and cost-effectively. Through direct integration with leading shopping carts and global marketplaces, etailers using Kerry ESG’s services will be able to seamlessly manage their order fulfillment, inventory, and returns to and from multiple logistics centres through one platform.
William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics, said: “We are thrilled about the growth opportunities in global e-commerce. With Kerry ESG, we are creating a unique platform with total solutions from upstream marketing to downstream logistics that will capitalise on the booming international marketplace model to facilitate the exports for our international brand customers. Combining forces as industry leaders, Kerry Logistics and ESG are well-positioned to unlock the potential in the market with this new joint venture.”
Alan Lim, Founder and CEO of ESG, added: “Winning at e-commerce means getting every piece of the puzzle right, and fast, reliable fulfillment is a critical component of success. This partnership gives etailers access to an extensive distribution network to support e-commerce fulfillment in every market and with every online channel. With Kerry Logistics we have found a great partner, whose capabilities complement ours and whose culture and vision matches that of our team. I am excited about how we can grow this business together.”
Kerry Logistics said it has identified cross-border e-commerce, particularly between Greater China and ASEAN, as a major growth sector which plays to its strengths. The new partnership with ESG, which is the official partner of leading marketplaces including JD.id, Rakuten, and Newegg.com, will play a pivotal role in strengthening the foothold that the two companies have in this area.
Kerry Logistics has a network covering 53 countries and territories, and is managing 53 million sq ft of land and logistics facilities worldwide.