Kerry Logistics Invests in Central China Expansion

New center being built in Henan Province

Zhengzhou, China—Jan. 9, 2012—Kerry Logistics is expanding its presence in Central China, building a new logistics center in Zhengzhou in Henan Province. Construction of the facility will begin in the second quarter of 2012 with a scheduled completion date in the first quarter of 2013.

The logistics center will be built on 70,000 square meters of land acquired by Kerry Logistics to further expand its logistics network across the fast growing economies of Central China. Zhengzhou is a traffic and communication hub for road and rail as well as air transport.The company will be targeting the electronics and technology, automobile, industrial and material science sectors.

The facility will meet demand from customers for new warehousing space and a broad range of logistics services."China's coastal provinces have refocused to attract manufacturers of higher value-added products and there has been a migration of production to the central and western regions due to lower land and labor costs, we see the potential to transform Zhengzhou into one of China's manufacturing and processing hubs. The new logistics center will strengthen our comprehensive logistics network in the central and western regions of China," said Edwardo Erni, Kerry Logistics’ managing director, Mainland China.

The logistics facility will be located at the Singapore International Logistics Industrial Park in Zhengzhou, adjacent to the national highway to the east and to the Longhai Railway in the north and is 20 km to the southeast of the city center.