Hong Kong-headquartered supply chain specialist Tigers has opened a new office at Frankfurt Airport, Germany to support its global freight growth strategy.
In a statement sent to Post&Parcel yesterday (9 July), Tigers said the new Frankfurt facility will “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 Tigers’ core services, including international freight forwarding and Customs brokerage, as well as its EU-China rail freight service, Tiger Rail.
“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,” said Andreas Niklasch, Managing Director, Germany & Switzerland, Tigers.
“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 added that it 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 Paul Lawrence, Managing Director, South Africa, Tigers.