“In the last 16 years CIMC Andashun has grown up from an infant to a youth, handling projects for international companies such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Gree, Walmart, ZTE etc, we also undertake server transportation, sea freight, rail freight, intermodal transportation, etc.”
This week we interviewed Jane Lan, the Overseas Manager of CIMC Andashun, Conqueror Chengdu, who has recently completed 16 years in business. In this interview, Ms Lan tells us about the early years of the company, how it started growing, their 16th anniversary, the things they have achieved over the years and much more.
Q. When and how did you get into the freight forwarding industry?
A. I have been very interested in international trade and logistics since my college days. This is why I decided to work with a freight forwarding company. I joined CIMC Andashun because it has an enthusiastic team and provides a good platform for the employees. I have been with CIMC Andashun for 6 years and I plan to keep working here for many more years to come.
Q. Today you are celebrating the 16th anniversary of your company. Congratulations! What does this anniversary mean for your team?
Q. How were the beginnings of your company?
A. Internally, CIMC Andashun has been led by an excellent management team which guides us whenever there is any potential challenge. We are also facilitated by an active sales team and an operation team, that makes our internal atmosphere innovative and open. Externally, CIMC Andashun has been actively keeping close contact with airlines, shipping lines and network partners for all these years. Our good performance also attracted the attention of CIMC Group company. Last year we finished the strategic investment from them. We have been committed to the goal of becoming a leading international logistics company.
Q. How did CIMC change in all these years?
A. CIMC Andashun was founded in 2006 iby our CEO Mr Gerry Yang, who has many years of logistics experience – He worked at Air China for years. From that year, CIMC has been growing and growing and our team formed by over 500 employees is becoming stronger with the time.
Q. What are the biggest challenges you have faced during these 16 years?
A. As a logistics company, we meet the challenges everyday because the market is not so stable and competition was always there from the very beginning. Although it is hard to indicate what are the biggest challenges so far, still we have to admit that the COVID-19 had a specially unpredictable impact on every company. Luckily we did a good job so far, and we are ready to face the upcoming challenges.
Q. What have you achieved along these years?
A. We received hundreds of honours, cups, awards and certificates over the years. Last year, we ranked 12 in terms of China’s International Freight Forwarding & Logistics Airport Business Incomes and in 2020 we ranked as one of the top 20 companies in the Chinese private freight forwarding and logistics business.
Q. What distinguishes CIMC from other freight forwarders?
A. CIMC Andashun always pays a lot of attention to the market trends and the expectations of our partners and customers. We can flexibly adjust the transportation strategy in time according to the market conditions in order to provide the best solutions for our partners and customers.
Q. What has been the most significant shipment your team has handled?
A. CIMC Andashun makes a yearly summary at the end of each year. However, it’s hard to tell which one is the most significant shipment we have handled as all partner/customers are equally important for us. Apart from handling projects for international companies such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Gree, Walmart, ZTE etc, we also handle server transportation, sea freight, rail freight, intermodal transportation in the China-South America route and elsewhere, etc. The services that we can offer are diverse and professional, we can do what many other logistics company can’t do, and we value every shipment no matter if it is big or small. Maybe the most significant shipment is always in the near future.
Q. Where do you see CIMC in the next 16 years?
A. In the last 16 years CIMC Andashun has grown up from an infant to a youth. People in their youth always have unlimited possibilities. So has our company.
On its way to the next 16 years, CIMC Andashun will certainly experience more setbacks and challenges, but also it will overcome those challenges and make many more achievements. We believe that CIMC Andashun will be more brilliant and powerful on the international stage 16 years from now.