Kerry Logistics announced that it has been appointed by Marks & Spencer as its logistics partner in Greater China. The contract incorporates logistics services across the supply chain for M&S, from suppliers’ pickup through to direct delivery to retail stores across the region.
Under the new contract, Kerry Logistics manages and operates both M&S’s national distribution center in Mainland China as well as its regional distribution center in Hong Kong. Under the direction of the M&S regional sourcing hub, Kerry Logistics manages M&S’s inbound and outbound supply chains and a wide range of services, including packing and unpacking, relabeling and steaming.
In order for Kerry Logistics to align with M&S’s environmental and ethical policy, called Plan A, the HKRDC is located within Kerry Logistics’ product customization and consolidation center in Tai Po, Hong Kong. The purpose-built facility has incorporated green technology into the design and construction of the building.
With a total area of 277,000 square feet, the facility is equipped with a garment-on-hanger center and supports the daily replenishment of all M&S retail stores in Hong Kong, covering hanging and boxed garments, as well as accessories, footwear and home products, while food merchandise is serviced from Kerry Logistics’ cold store facility located in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.
“One of the factors in awarding this contract was that Kerry Logistics specializes in both fashion retail and cold chain logistics, meeting our different needs on clothing and food merchandise under one roof,” says Simeon Piasecki, regional managing director – Asia of M&S (Asia Pacific).