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Frankfurt to spearhead Tigers leap into e-commerce

[ July 9, 2018   //   ]

Tigers Germany has opened a new office at Frankfurt Airport to help expand its global footprint ahead of the global launch of its eShop online marketplace service.

It 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 the country is headed by Marc Acksteiner, and offers the full range of Tigers’ core services, including international freight forwarding and Customs brokerage, as well as the EU-China rail freight service, Tiger Rail.

Managing director, Germany & Switzerland, Andreas Niklasch, added: “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. 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 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 Hong Kong headquartered forwarder has opened a number of other offices and warehouses this year, including California, Dallas and Shanghai to support the launch of eShop.

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 its global offering in key verticals and markets, and help strengthen commerce between the two regions, said managing director, South Africa, Paul Lawrence.

Tigers Germany works across a range of industries including industrial goods, aerospace, automotive, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, high-tech, perishables, cosmetics, and fashion among others.

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