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YCH Group's foray in North Western China with signature City Supply Chain™ solution lays foundation for enhanced collaboration with city government through analytics, distribution optimisation and suppliers' management to develop cities without growing pains.

Singapore, 2 December 2015 -YCH Group, Asia Pacific's leading integrated end-to-end supply chain management and logistics partner, signed a new contract with Carrefour Group to deepen connectivity and strengthen service capability by managing the full spectrum of logistics operations at the North West Distribution Centre in Wuqing district in Tianjin.

Covering an area of more than 40 thousands sq. metres, the hi-tech facility will function as the first major City Supply Chain™ hub for Carrefour's operations to receive goods from more than 300 suppliers from all over China to distribute to over 30 Carrefour hypermarts across Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanxi and Shangdong. YCH will offer its comprehensive suite of award winning supply chain solutions to manage the logistics and value-adding activities of perishables including F&B, white goods, consumer electronics and other FMCG products to ensure food quality and freshness, product and timely deliveries through inventory and route optimisation.

Said Mr Law Chung Ming, Transport and Logistics Group Director, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, "YCH was one of the first-movers to enter the Chinese market in 1999 with their comprehensive suite of supply chain solutions. As China shifts to a consumer-based economy today, YCH's solutions such as its expanding City Supply Chain™ hubs across the country, continue to be relevant and cater to the growing demand of the Chinese market. YCH's strong understanding of the market and long-term strategy are key success factors behind the company's internationalisation plans."

Representatives from YCH Group, Carrefour, GLP, and the Tianjin Government doing the honours at the official opening ceremony of Carrefour's North West DC
The YCH team conducting a brief demonstration of the technology behind the warehouse management systems

The official opening ceremony for the Carrefour North West Distribution Centre was held on 2 December 2015 at Wuqing of Tianjin, and was well attended by representatives from YCH and Carrefour as well as key industry partners and distinguished guests from the Singapore and Tianjin government. The contract marks YCH's second major collaboration with Carrefour within a year, following YCH's appointment to manage their Western Distribution Centre located Chengdu in April 2015.

Mr Thierry Garnier, President and CEO of Carrefour China, who was present at the ceremony, reaffirmed the close cooperation between the two organisations, citing YCH's strong management capabilities as key factor in the appointment.

Mr Leon Hong, Chief Executive of YCH China, reiterated YCH's commitment to operational excellence, having pledged to provide top-notch service to our world-class customers. "YCH's continued partnership with Carrefour is a testament to our progressive and synergistic relationship with our partners and demonstrates our unwavering commitment in meeting the evolving needs of consumers. Moving ahead, we hope to be able to play a pivotal role in Carrefour's growth strategy across China".

YCH has also introduced an industry-led training initiative with the Tianjin College of Commerce via the EduRISE initiative, to develop the next generation logistics talents. Future jobs will have more technology and skills embedded in them that demand for deeper skills and knowledge of markets, technology or vertical specialisations. It will allow students the opportunity to bridge the gap between academia and actual challenges and also help the logistics industry to grow despite constraints in manpower and create exciting new jobs. More than 150 students and teachers have graduated from the programme to date, becoming well-rounded supply chain professionals that continue to contribute to the growth of Tianjin and China.

About YCH China

Since the mid 90s, YCH has built a comprehensive network in China with more than 30 registered companies and a growing presence in various key cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Kunshan, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Macau and Hong Kong servicing both local companies as well as MNCs such as Dell, Carrefour, Samsung, Lenovo, GSK, Yum!, Amore Pacific and Ferrero. The most recent developments of YCH in China include several ongoing collaborations with various government agencies and strategic partners in the Shandong and Sichuan provinces to jointly improve supply chain connectivity and professionalism through leveraging the Group's in-depth solutions and network across the region.

About YCH Group

Founded in 1955 and headquartered in Singapore, YCH Group is the leading end-to-end supply chain solutions partner to some of the world's largest companies and favourite brands across the Asia Pacific region. Its suite of innovative award-winning end-to-end supply chain management solutions - Intribution™, Intrabution™, Retrogistics™ - employ cutting edge web-technologies that are best-in-class across industry clusters from consumer and electronics to chemical and healthcare, to deliver powerful competitive advantages for customers. A strong proponent of innovation, YCH is recognized for its 7PL™ approach in seamlessly integrating supply chain strategy with execution. As an extended family enterprise, YCH was awarded the May Day Model Partnership Awards 2014 for embracing diversity, encouraging continuous learning and the creation of a productive, resilient and sustainable workforce.

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Neo Jia Hao
Corporate Communications, YCH Group
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Sandra Tan
Corporate Communications, YCH Group
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Email: sandra.tan@ych.com

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