Roundup: Anwood Logistics System Delivers 50 Percent Logistics Cost Reduction, Industrial Packaging Trends

Returnable packaging solution and intelligent logistics services provider delivers for fresh produce clients.


Anwood Logistics Systems offers reusable packaging and intelligent logistics services  for the fresh produce and agricultural industries. Anwood cooperates with the orchards of Fruit Day, a prominent fruit grower, importer and online retailer in China. For Fruitday, the company organised cold chain storage and transport of 2,700 tons of citrus from the orchard in Kunming to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other major cities.

“In total we helped combat logistic costs with more than 50 percent,” stated Tony Sun, the founder and general manager of Anwood. “We significantly improved the transparency of the entire operation and we made the orchard more competitive terms of reducing losses and improving product quality.” The company focuses on offering integrated cold chain services, with an emphasis on serving smaller businesses. The company’s purple reusable crates are all RFID tagged. In Suzhou and Shenzhen, the company operates 12 electric powered trucks in conjunction with its services.

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Four Key Trends Shaping the Industrial Packaging Market

The global market for industrial packaging, estimated at $48.6 billion (€44.3 billion) in 2013, is forecast to reach $61 billion by 2020 – an annual growth of 3.4% – according to a recent market study by Smithers Pira.

Data in The Future of Industrial Packaging to 2020 shows the largest share of this market (31 percent) has now shifted to Asia, placing it ahead of Western Europe, and North America.

Asia will continue to see the highest growth in demand across the study period (2015-2020), increasing its total share to 34 percent of the world market at its end. In contrast, Western Europe is expected to drop to a 28% market share in 2020 as overall growth falters and some key national markets decline.

The industrial packaging sector is dependent on four key user industries:

  • Chemicals and pharmaceuticals
  • Lubricants
  • Bulk food and beverages
  • Building and construction



Read the complete Smithers Pira release.