UTi forms China automotive partnership

UTi Worldwide Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with Beijing Changjiu Logistics Co., Ltd., to serve the logistics requirements of global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and suppliers in the booming automotive market in China.


UTi forms China automotive partnership


UTi Worldwide Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with Beijing Changjiu Logistics Co., Ltd., to serve the logistics requirements of global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and suppliers in the booming automotive market in China. Beijing Changjiu Logistics is a privately held company and is the largest independent automotive logistics company in China with a total turnover of US$500 million annual revenue. Under the partnership UTi and Changjiu will offer end-to-end service for automotive clients integrating freight forwarding, inland transportation, production logistics, order management and customs brokerage.

“Changjiu Logistics is a pioneer in finished vehicle transportation and warehousing in China and their agile, entrepreneurial culture is what attracted us to partner with this company to best serve the needs of automotive clients in global markets,” said Ditlev Blicher, UTi president, Asia Pacific. The partnership gives each company the ability to crosssell each other’s core capabilities to automotive companies around the world and creates a Lead Service Provider (LSP) in APAC, he said. The partnership will also help UTi grow its footprint in the China market leveraging Changjiu’s client base, cultural awareness and governmental relationships, added Blicher.

“We believe that by combining UTi’s industry leading automotive solutions with Changjiu’s more than 23 years of operating experience and our proven capability in automotive logistics transportation, that we will release value for global companies importing into China,” added Bo Shijiu, board chairman, Changjiu Logistics. “This will allow us to tap into the next big wave as Chinese OEMs and suppliers begin to export finished vehicles and service parts abroad.”