UTi Worldwide and Changjiu Logistics enter automotive partnership


UTi Worldwide announced that it has established a strategic partnership with Beijing Changjiu Logistics, a Chinese automotive logistics company. The partnership is designed to serve the logistics requirements of global automotive original equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive market in China.

“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’s President, Asia Pacific, “UTi and Changjiu will offer end-to-end services for automotive clients integrating freight forwarding, inland transportation, production logistics, order management, and customs brokerage.”

“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. 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,” said Bo Shijiu, Board Chairman, Changjiu Logistics.

The partnership gives each company the ability to cross-sell each other’s core capabilities to automotive companies around the world. It is also expected to help UTi grow its footprint in the China market by leveraging Changjiu’s client base, cultural awareness and governmental relationships.

The purported benefit to Changjiu clients is to gain faster entry into global markets through UTi’s international network of supply chain and transportation services. In addition Changjiu will be able to utilize UTi’s integrated global IT infrastructure and customs brokerage expertise.

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