A succes expands to new Hong Kong facility
9 January 2013Markets
Kopenhagen Fur has changed location for its Hong Kong storage facility. With a well-attended opening ceremony, an important step has been taken towards an even higher capacity for helping customers get their skins in a fast and simple manner.
In the fall of 2010, Kopenhagen Fur started to offer transportation to and storage in Hong Kong for skins bought at the auction house in Denmark. Since then, the number of skins being transported to Hong Kong by Kopenhagen Fur on behalf of the customers has been continuously increasing.
In fact, the number of skins has ended up exceeding the capacity in the original warehouse location in Hong Kong. For Kenneth Loberg, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Kopenhagen Fur, it is a pleasant development for a concept, which makes perfect sense for the customers.
- When the customers have bought their skins at Kopenhagen Fur's auctions, they of course wish to possess the skins as soon as possible in order to benefit from the skin's value. As in many other aspects of our customer relations, we established this shipping solution in order to create added value for our customers, Kenneth Loberg says.
As soon as the hammer has fallen and a lot has been sold in the auction house in Copenhagen, the customer can request to get the purchased skins shipped to Hong Kong. As soon as the payment has been completed, the skins can be released from Kopenhagen Fur's cold storage facility in Hong Kong.
New facility, same expertise
It is the cold storage facility, which has been moved to a new location with bigger capacity. However, the transportation and storage management are still in the competent hands of A.P. Moller - Maersk Group's logistics provider, Damco. This means that over two years of experience the expertise in handling the skins has been transferred together with the staff, who was thoroughly educated at Kopenhagen Fur in Denmark before the cold storage facility was originally established in 2010.
For the opening ceremony in November, many of Kopenhagen Fur's customers graced the traditional Chinese event with their presence. Torben Nielsen, CEO at Kopenhagen Fur, was the host of the opening ceremony. He was very pleased with the high attendance.
- I would like to thank the many customers, who came to the opening of our new cold storage facility. The success of this transportation and storage concept is measured by the numbers of customers, who find it appealing. The need for an even larger capacity makes it obvious that this is the case, Torben Nielsen says.