Kerry Logistics Acquires the Majority Stake of Tuvia Italia S.p.A. and Enters the Italian Freight Forwarding and Logistics Market

Frankfurt, 9th May 2017

 

Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 636.HK), Asia’s leading logistics service provider, has signed with Tuvia Group, Italian holding company, an agreement for the acquisition of the majority stake of Tuvia Italia S.p.A. as part of its ongoing expansion in Europe.

Tuvia Italia S.p.A. is among the most dynamic companies in the field of air, maritime, land, multimodal shipments and integrated logistics in Italy. Headquartered in Milan with offices in Verona, Venice, Trieste, and Nerviano, the company manages over 25,000 square metres of logistics facilities.

“We are strengthening our presence in Europe to ensure we deliver comprehensive logistics services globally, with local knowledge,” said Thomas Blank, Managing Director of Europe, Kerry Logistics.

“Kerry Logistics has a large Italian client portfolio, which will benefit from Tuvia’s expertise and full range of services. We will further develop our offering in the region and enhance our freight forwarding capabilities in providing innovative solutions to meet the ever-changing business needs of our clients.”

Being an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), a certified International Air Transport Association (IATA) agent, as well as a member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) and certified ISO 9001, Tuvia Italia S.p.A. stands on the cutting edge of logistics.

“I am proud to have found a partner that shares values, vision and the commitment in successfully driving the businesses of our clients through innovative logistics solutions,” said Marco Oriolo, owner and CEO of Tuvia Group.

Tuvia Italia S.p.A. will be integrated into Kerry Logistics’ European network and continued to be developed by an experienced management team led by Alessandro Canese, Managing Director at Tuvia Italia S.p.A.

“We look forward to being part of the Kerry Logistics’ global family and to working on the successful growth of the European network,” added Alessandro Canese.

Kerry Logistics has been growing its European footprint over the past six months, with acquisitions in Spain and Germany, and a new office in Warsaw, Poland.

The addition of Tuvia Italia supports its strategy of combining local know-how in the European region with a comprehensive footprint and infrastructure in Asia, granting easy access to the Asian market.

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About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code 636.HK)

Kerry Logistics is Asia’s leading logistics service provider with extensive operations across Greater China and the ASEAN region. Its core competence 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. It currently has more than 700 service locations in 42 countries and territories, and is managing 46 million sq ft of 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 Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a selected Member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series 2016-2017.

For more information please visit www.kerrylogistics.com

 

About Tuvia Group

Tuvia Group, driven by Marco Oriolo, is an Italian holding Company, the result of an entrepreneurial history born in 2007 counting today a portfolio of more than 20 companies worldwide, including Tuvia Italia S.p.A. Tuvia group establishes its success on the capability to integrate a group of companies spread around different business areas of logistics.

The Group, which counts over 400 employees worldwide, is led by a team of persons able to combine a long-term entrepreneurial vision along with innovative processes and rigorous financial discipline.

 

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