KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 12 November 2018 - Kerry
Logistics Network Limited ('Kerry Logistics'; Stock
Code 0636.HK) has strengthened its partnership with Italian coffee group illycaffè through strategic collaborations, including the
latest joint sponsorship for the Italian Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner 2018,
which was held at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on 9 November 2018.
partnership between Kerry Logistics and illycaffè began
in May 2017. Apart from providing integrated logistics solutions to illycaffé, Kerry
Logistics also acts as the sole distributor of its iperEspresso coffee machines
and capsules in Hong Kong. Kerry Logistics' total solutions include inbound and
outbound transportation, warehousing, sales and marketing, distribution to retail
chains, e-retailers, and offices, deepening the brand's market penetration through supermarkets, home appliance stores, lifestyle department stores, and B2B office supply customers.
partnership also comprises sponsorships dedicated to premium customers from
fashion & lifestyle, automobile, and kitchenware brands. Cooperation
between the parties includes organising coffee workshops and the set-up of private
venue for members at a leading electronic appliance retailer's flagship store.
Robert Berger, Executive Director - Fashion
& Lifestyle of Kerry Logistics (Hong Kong), said, "We are delighted to collaborate with illycaffè in helping to spread its distinctive Italian coffee culture in Hong Kong
and advance its ongoing pursuit of internationalisation. The extensive range of
services Kerry Logistics provides for illycaffè typifies the tailor-made and
flexible solutions on which our brand has been built. We will continue to
nurture an enduring and fruitful collaboration with illycaffè by serving its operational
demands and delivering innovative and diverse supply chain solutions."
Logistics and illycaffè have built their alliance to capitalise on the coffee
culture boom in Hong Kong, which has witnessed the number of independent coffee
shops rising and more coffee products being sold. The local coffee market is
expanding at a double-digit growth rate, which the two partners will put to
advantage through further business cooperation and development.
About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code 0636.HK)
Logistics is an Asia-based, global 3PL with the strongest network in Asia. Its
core competency is providing highly customised solutions to multinational
corporations and international brands to enhance their supply chain efficiency,
reduce overall costs, and improve response time to market. Kerry Logistics has
a network covering 53 countries and territories, and is managing 53 million sq
ft of land and logistics facilities worldwide, providing customers with high
reliability and flexibility to support their expansion and long-term growth.
Kerry Logistics Network Limited is listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong
Stock Exchange and is a selected Member of the Hang Seng Corporate
Sustainability Index Series 2017-2018.
illycaffè is an Italian
family business, founded in Trieste in 1933 and committed to offering the
greatest coffee to the world. illy is the world's most global coffee brand,
producing the unique illy 100% Arabica blend made of 9 of the world's best
selections of Arabica; each day more
than 7 million cups are served in over 140 countries in the finest cafés,
restaurants, hotels, and in offices and homes. illy has
become the standard forerunner of espresso, and thanks to three critical
innovations, is considered the leader in the science and technology of coffee.
With the bestowing of the first "Ernesto
Illy Award for quality espresso coffee" in 1991 in Brazil, illy also
pioneered direct sourcing, sharing know-how, and paying a premium price for the
best quality, based on partnerships underwritten by the principles of
sustainable development. The company also founded the University of Coffee with
the aim of fostering and spreading its culture, providing comprehensive
academic and hands-on training for coffee growers, baristas, and coffee lovers
in order to cover every aspect of the product. Everything 'made in illy' is
enhanced by beauty & art, which represent founding values of the brand,
starting from its logo -- designed by an artist, James Rosenquist -- and
including the renowned illy Art Collection, comprised over 100 cups designed by
international artists. In 2017 the company was employing 1,290 people, and
posted consolidated revenues of €467 million. There are approximately 244
stores and mono-brand illy shops in 43 countries.