2020-04-27 Hong Kong
Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 0636.HK) announced the expansion of its coffee trading business into Taiwan, as the sole distributor of Italian coffee group illycaffè’s complete product range in Taiwan. The move marks Kerry Logistics’ extension of its footprint into a society with a rich coffee culture.
Kerry Logistics, through its sub-brand Kerry Coffee, is now the sole distributor of illycaffè’s iperEspresso coffee machines, capsules, coffee beans and other coffee-making equipment and accessories in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Kerry Coffee was established in 2019 for the trading and distribution of illycaffè’s products in Hong Kong and Macau. It was a progression of the partnership between Kerry Logistics and illycaffè that began in 2017 to provide total integrated logistics solutions for illycaffè and act as the sole distributor of iperEspresso coffee machines and capsules in Hong Kong.
Robert Berger, Executive Director of Kerry Coffee (Hong Kong), said, “We are delighted to take our collaboration with illycaffè further and into a society that appreciates the finer points of coffee. Taiwan has a deep-rooted and booming coffee culture. So we are optimistic in deepening Taiwan’s love of coffee by bringing the unique Italian coffee culture and flavour embodied by illycaffè there. This expansion is a substantial increase in presence for the illy brand, complementing Kerry Coffee’s existing operation in Hong Kong and Macau and strengthening its position in the coffee market.”
illycaffè is one of the world’s most global coffee brands. As its sole distributor in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Kerry Coffee is responsible for providing total logistics solutions, sales and marketing to its entire product selection.