Tigers has opened a new office at Frankfurt Airport to support its global freight growth strategy and to act as a gateway for Europe by creating air freight consolidation products – starting with the trade lane between Germany and South Africa.
The new office, the Group’s third in Germany, is headed by Marc Acksteiner, and offers the full range of Tigers’ core services, including international freight forwarding and Customs brokerage, as well as its pioneering EU-China rail freight service, Tiger Rail.
Tigers managing director (MD) for Germany and Switzerland, Andreas Niklasch said: “The opening of our new office at Frankfurt Airport aligns with our global strategy to expand our freight activities and gain new volumes for our global freight network.
“By consolidating multiple shipments into a single one, for example from Frankfurt to South Africa, which is a key region for us, we create competitive solutions for our customers.”
Tigers is gearing up to the global launch of its online marketplace, the Tigers eShop, which will optimise its e-commerce offering to B2B and B2C customers worldwide.
The Group’s Cologne e-commerce fulfilment centre, as well as its eTigers facility in Rotterdam, have both doubled in space in less than a year due to increasing demand.
“The new Frankfurt office will boost our global offering, especially in the key verticals and markets, and help strengthen commerce between the two regions,” said Tigers MD for South Africa, Paul Lawrence.
Tigers Germany works across a range of industries including industrial goods, aerospace, automotive, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, high-tech, perishables, cosmetics, and fashion among others.
The Hong Kong headquartered supply chain specialist has opened a number of offices and warehouses worldwide this year, including in Riverside, California and Dallas, Texas, USA and Shanghai, China to support the global launch of its eShop.