Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Extension of FMCG Supply Chain Logistics Contract for Freight Forwarding Group

Thirteen Years of Support Leads to Continued Support
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POLAND – Danone, a name familiar to many worldwide as one of the most successful fast moving consumer (FMCG) groups, has extended its existing supply chain logistics contract with freight forwarding group Kuehne + Nagel for a further three and a half years. K+N in Poland has now been providing contract logistics activities for the Polish dairy division of Danone since 2001.

Harry Klompe, General Manager of Danone Poland & the Baltics, said he believed the close cooperation with K+N as a proven partner added a measure of additional value creation to the group’s products. K+N supply Danone with temperature controlled facilities in both the Warsaw area (13,000 square metres) and Chorzow (4,000 square metres).

Furthermore the freight group supplies exclusive warehousing storage and handling and co-packing services, with operations running 24 hours a day and six days a week. Danone Poland’s product orders are managed and controlled by modern technologies including pick-by-voice and a specified IT architecture. Tobias Jerschke, former President of Kuehne + Nagel in Poland and new Global Head of Integrated Logistics, commented:

“We look forward to extending our successful partnership with Danone, Poland based on our thorough know-how in the FMCG industry. We will deliver day-to-day efficiency benefits for Danone Poland through our innovative information systems and advanced project management tools.”