JD.com opened its first logistics centre in Germany in the district of Giessen
JD.com, China‘s second largest online retailer, will in the future drive its expansion into the European market also from Hessen, under the name Jingdong Development Deutschland GmbH. In Buseck, the company opened its first logistics centre in Germany, from which the goods ordered from JD.com are delivered directly to the end customer. JD.com is the second largest internet department store in China after Alibaba and is comparable to Amazon. In its home country, unlike Alibaba, the company relies primarily on the sale of goods that are stored in JD logistics centres and are usually also delivered by their own suppliers. Today around 300 million customers already use JD.com’s services. JD.com has ambitious goals for the future and plans to use artificial intelligence, big data, and automation to become a global model for smart supply chain solutions. JD.com’s investors include Chinese social media company Tencent and US retailer Walmart. The internet giant was founded in 1998 as JD Multimedia by Richard Liu and went online in 2004 under the name JD.com. The global market is served through the joybuy.com site.
US commercial law firm Rimôn now also in Frankfurt
The well-known US commercial law firm Rimôn will in future operate from Hessen too. It opened in Frankfurt as Rimôn Falkenfort, thereby expanding its range of services in Europe. It has been operating already offices in London, Paris, Warsaw, and Berlin. According to the company’s management, the opening of the Frankfurt office is also a consequence of Brexit. Rimôn Falkenfort is a German partnership and an integral part of the US law firm Rimôn. It was founded in 2008 as a full-service law firm with the aim of breaking with traditional structures. Rimôn relies on modern technology, with the help of which the lawyers are networked with each other and with their clients around the globe.
New Tier III data centre from China Mobile International (CMI) in Mörfelden-Walldorf
China Mobile International (CMI), the world’s largest mobile operator based on customer numbers, opened a new Tier III data centre (DC) in Frankfurt for the financial sector, for network providers and as an international network node. According to the company, the DC serves as an important addition to the global network of CMI and as an Internet data centre (IDC) also for the company’s international customers. The new DC in Mörfelden-Walldorf is the first that CMI has opened on the European continent and also the first DC in Hessen that is entirely in Chinese hands. China Mobile International is responsible for the international business of the state-owned company China Mobile. China Mobile currently owns more than 70 land and submarine cables worldwide. The company is represented at 180 locations around the world. China Mobile is a Fortune 500 company and is listed on both the Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges. In 2019, annual sales were $ 108 billion. The company employs around 457,000 people worldwide.