|BW Industrial Development JSC provides warehouses for Shopee and BEST Inc, with a total area of up to five hectares in HCM City. Photo vir.com.vn|
HCM CITY - BW Industrial Development JSC will provide warehouse space for Shopee and BEST Inc, with a total area of up to five hectares in HCM City, to promote the two companies’ development in e-commerce activities, local media reported.
This will be the third fulfilment and distribution centre of Shopee, an e-commerce platform, in Việt Nam and the first automated warehouse of BEST Inc Việt Nam, a logistic service provider.
BW Industrial, a joint venture between global private equity fund Warburg Pincus and Becamex IDC Corp, has completed a strategic cooperation agreement with the two companies to develop the warehouses. This will promote development of logistics activities for e-commerce in Việt Nam.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, CKTong, BW Industrial CEO said with the two warehouse of Shopee and BEST Inc, his company expects to create "smart logistics" for customers in Việt Nam, adding they can create new standards to meet growing demand.
Trần Tuấn Anh, Managing Director of Shopee Vietnam was quoted by Đầu tư (investment) newspaper as saying that investment in logistics is one of basic factors for sustainable development of the domestic e-commerce activities. Cooperation between Shopee and BW will provide a better service for customers.
Nelson Wu, CEO of BEST Inc Vietnam, said Việt Nam's express delivery industry has had a strong upward trend. To seize this opportunity, BEST has chosen BW Industrial to deploy modern technology and software solutions to help customers have better management for their forwarding and business activities in Việt Nam and Southeast Asia.
Leading companies have expanded operations in Việt Nam, increasing demand for logistics real estate and real estate products.
In recent years, with an annual growth rate of 12-14 per cent, logistics is one of the most steadily growing services industries in Việt Nam. - VNS