Asian supply chain firm Tigers is to expand its e-commerce offering in South East Asia with new branch in Yangon and plans for further expansion in Myanmar later in the year.
The opening of the new office in Yangon is part of the firm’s ongoing growth programme, supporting customers across South East Asia.
The new branch, Tigers Indo China Logistics Co. Ltd, in Myanmar’s largest city, is headed by RS Baskkaran (pictured above), and offers the group’s full suite of logistics services, including international freight forwarding, Customs brokerage, and supply chain solutions.
It will offer e-commerce capabilities later in the year, thanks to Tigers’ new online marketplace, eShop, which was launched as part of Tigers’ suite of e-commerce products earlier this year.
“With consistent developments and an annual GDP growth of 7.5 per cent, Myanmar is the country to watch in the South East Asia region,” says Tigers Malaysia and South East Asia managing director, RS Baskkaran.
“We are planning to further boost our presence in Myanmar by opening two more domestic offices by the end of the year.
“We want to be a part of Myanmar’s future in the logistics industry by combining Tigers’ international with our local expertise.”
Tigers’ team of four has over ten years’ industry experience, including project management, and expertise within the Oil and Gas sector.
“Myanmar has tremendous growth potential and fits in with our strategy of focusing on emerging markets,” explains Tigers Ltd chief executive officer and group managing director, Andrew Jillings.
“Lying between Malaysia and China, both countries where we already have offices, it further solidifies our presence in the region.”
Tigers specialises in supporting a variety of industries, including the pharmaceutical, garments, perishables, electronics, and heavy lift sectors.
The Hong Kong headquartered supply chain company recently signed a cooperation agreement with Malaysia’s national postal provider Pos Malaysia to manage its e-commerce facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.