Establishment of SILS Caribbean underlines the strategic importance of this region

On Curacao SILS will establish her own physical entity. Initially meant to enable SILS to focus more on our role as Supply Chain Owner Europe for one of our larger clients. Aimed at servicing logistically the outlets of a prominent DIY chain on an important part of the Antilles. In addition, this step is part of a strategic plan that SILS will implement between now and five years. This plan should ensure that SILS expands its turnover substantially in the Caribbean.

SILS has now gained a decade of practical experience with shipping high volumes to the Antilles and subsequently distribute these goods on the spot such as for the DIY-chain as mentioned. We consolidate, ship and distribute the goods from their European suppliers both on the Caribbean island and on store level. This consolidation by SILS secures that all goods already have been collected at pallet level for any particular store. But also for other customers we load their weekly ocean freight shipments, both LCL and FCL loads. Through our extensive automation our clients get a full transparent insight into their entire supply chain. Obviously our systems seamlessly tie in with the systems of our customers.

Excellent cooperation with local partners

For local distribution SILS has been working for over ten years successfully with strong local agents in the Antilles. Partners with whom we have built a strong, close and trustful relationship. Of course we are happy to service other clients with our overseas experience with logistics who want to serve their markets on the Antilles from Europe.

The Caribbean is of great strategic importance

With the establishment of the Caribbean entity, SILS sends a strong signal. A signal that says that for SILS the Caribbean is of great strategic importance and will remain to be so.
The establishment of this entity is tangible evidence for this strategic position. With this physical entity SILS will operate more closely to the local market and closer to its customers. Therefore we can better support our customers with all the (local) facilities. In short, the establishment of SILS in the Caribbean is another confirmation of the intention of SILS to continue to roll out a strategic plan for the Caribbean between now and five years. Purely designed to even better service this challenging logistics region.

Is this logistic development important for your business?

Do you want SILS to receive your goods from Europe and distribute these to the Caribbean? And perhaps carry out a consolidation first? We like to act as your very practical overseas advice and implementation partner.

 

Willem-Jan Cramer