Growth sectors

Asked which areas of Agility’s logistics and supply management business were showing the most growth, Hickler says: “We see China, India and Southeast Asia as the growth sectors of the future and China will be the driving force for the foreseeable future with India and South East Asia with younger populations providing growth in the longer term.


China to meet demand for the fast growing retail sectors


Growth sectors

Asked which areas of Agility’s logistics and supply management business were showing the most growth, Hickler says: “We see China, India and Southeast Asia as the growth sectors of the future and China will be the driving force for the foreseeable future with India and South East Asia with younger populations providing growth in the longer term. As to whether there were any particular new trends in logistics that Agility is seeing in the Asian market, particularly in Hong Kong and China, Hickler says: “The most dramatic development has been the emerging domestic consumer market in China which has resulted in demand for domestic logistics services. “The result has been that logistics companies have had to develop their own domestic networks in China to meet demand for the fast growing retail sectors and the previously export focused industry now has to restructure to meet demand for increased imported goods,” he explains, adding that Agility has grown its capabilities both through acquisitions and organic growth to cater to changes.