TORONTO, Ont. — Manitoulin Group’s Expedite Plus has expanded its presence in Asia, opening a Hong Kong office and establishing a presence in Mainland China with new service centres in Shanghai and Beijing.
The Hong Kong office will serve as a hub in Asia and strengthen the company’s ability to manage urgent shipments, the company announced.
“Continued economic growth in Asia, global competition, and the changing purchasing behaviour of the market, are all fuelling demand for our services and we expect the West to Asia and intra-Asian lanes will become exponentially busy in the years to come,” said Dwayne Hihn, president, Expedite Plus. “Our presence in China broadens our coverage in Asia which enables us to meet those demands. Speed and reliability are essential in business today and we are one of only a handful of companies with the expertise and reach to manage shipments across the world at a moment’s notice.”
Expedite Plus’ primary offering is its onboard courier delivery service, which provides emergency shipping capabilities, enabling urgent package delivery anywhere in the world, the company says.
“At Expedite Plus we know the meaning of time-critical delivery,” said Devon Bovenlander, managing director, Expedite Plus Asia. “It can mean getting your automotive part on time, or losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in production downtime. Whether shipping to or from Tianjin or Toronto, or anywhere else in the world, Expedite Plus has the reliable global network, intricate co-ordination capabilities, and local knowledge and experience to get your package safely to its destination within a matter of hours.”
“As part of the Manitoulin Group of Companies, Expedite Plus now provides customers in Asia with the advantage of easy access to the Group’s full portfolio of best-in-class offerings, superior customer service, and global reach,” added Gord Smith, chief executive officer, Manitoulin Group of Companies. “This provides them with a one-stop-shop for all their transportation needs and a true business partner.”