Global e-commerce fulfilment expert Tigers has opened an office in Suzhou, China, and a new fulfilment centre in Selangor, Malaysia, as part of ongoing expansion plans to serve the region’s booming e-tail market.
The new e-Fulfilment Logistics Centre in Selangor is Tigers’ second Malaysian operation, after the automotive fulfilment centre in Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia.
The new Suzhou office is located 30 minutes from Shanghai, China, where Tigers has recently opened a new facility to meet growing e-customer demand in both the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) sectors.
“China and South East Asia are two of the fastest growing regions in the world for online retail, and we will continue to support that growth by providing state-of-the-art facilities to meet customer demand,” said Tigers chief executive officer and group managing director, Andrew Jillings.
Tigers specialises in e-commerce fulfilment, transportation, and supply chain solutions across a wide range of industries, including automotive, fashion, outdoor and active lifestyle, health, technology, wine, and perishables.
“Suzhou is the perfect location for Tigers, and our historic city is fast becoming a hub for international logistics organisations,” said Tigers general manager for sales in China, Edison Zhang.
“We are experiencing strong sales activity in Suzhou, and there are plans for further expansion into the Chinese market, where we already have 15 locations.”
The 10,000 square foot Selangor facility will operate as a headquarter for sea freight, e-commerce, and logistics, and is located 20 minutes away from Port Klang, 40 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and one hour from Kuala Lumpur city centre.
The automotive fulfilment centre in Kota Kinabalu is a 12,000 square foot (1,115 sq m) facility, which supplies the entire East Malaysia region with a spare parts delivery service on a B2B basis.
The new facilities in Asia follow the opening of a new office at Frankfurt Airport in Germany in July, which will act as a gateway to Europe by creating a trade lane between Germany and South Africa.