Shenzhen Grandfaster Logistics Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen, China Site Visit
September 26, 2016
Mr. Ouyang Ping, General Manager
Mr. Ouyang Wei, Vice General Manager
Mr. Guo Facheng, Manager
Shenzhen Grandfaster Logistics Co., Ltd. is a Shenzhen-based company with over eight years of logistics industry experience. The company started off as a domestic air freight forwarder departing from the Shenzhen and Guangzhou airports. Today, Grandfaster Logistics has around 800 employees and branch offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chaoan, Xiamen, Changsha, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Yangtai, Tianjin, Beijing and Shenyang.
Grandfaster Logistics is Class A licensed for air freight and contracts with main domestic airlines. However, its primary source of gross revenue comes from its trucking and warehousing business. Grandfaster Logistics has 60 owned trucks for city pickup and distribution. It covers more than 15 long-haul lanes between five regional distribution centers in China. The transit time between the five RDCs is controlled. For example, the transit time from Shenzhen to Beijing is within 30 hours, which is very competitive in the market and can compete with air freight.
Grandfaster Logistics operates an 80,000 square meter warehouse in Shenzhen and 200,000 square meters of warehouse space in China. In order to cut costs, Grandfaster Logistics is developing return business from the RDCs to its Shenzhen headquarters including return business between the RDCs.
In 2008, Grandfaster Logistics set up new IT system for tracking shipments. This has helped in managing the RDCs performance and is a reference for further capital investment.
With its experience in air freight, trucking and warehousing, Grandfaster Logistics has opportunities to do business with big accounts. In Shenzhen, Grandfaster Logistics works with Toshiba and Foxconn to support their just-in-time (JIT) supply chain. This indicates that Grandfaster Logistics can provide high-quality service in the market. DuPont and other multinational companies are also using Grandfaster Logistics as a partner in China.
Besides air freight, trucking and warehousing, Grandfaster Logistics has gotten involved in railway cargo. Although the cargo volume is not big, this can help with capacity problems during peak season, and the railway is a good option for long distance transportation.
In Shenzhen, the company has its own logistics park including the warehouse and office building. The company also rents a warehouse in the Shenzhen airport cargo terminal, which makes it easy for handling domestic air shipments.
With good experience in air freight, trucking and warehousing, Grandfaster Logistics is expanding its network in China and growing its customer base.