Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Freight Forwarder Wins Extended Supply Chain Contract With Continental

K + N Gets Further Mileage from Tyre Giant
Shipping News Feature

SOUTH AFRICA – German freight forwarding group Kuehne + Nagel has taken over the management of the plant warehouse operation for Continental Tyre S.A. (Pty) Ltd at their production premises in Port Elizabeth after successfully providing supply chain services for the tyre producer in other countries.

K + N’s running of the business for Continental will include receiving tyres from production, carrying out quality control checks, storage, inbound and outbound handling, picking and packing and inventory reconciliation as well as management of empty containers utilising the suppliers original equipment and aftermarket dealer business in the South African market. In addition, Kuehne + Nagel will provide an external warehousing solution for overflow volumes in Port Elizabeth.

Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH is a near neighbour of K + N being headquartered in Hannover and Henning Kassen, responsible for the groups Global Tyre Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution division said:

“We chose Kuehne + Nagel as our partner in South Africa due to their advanced technical know-how and because of their strategic fit as a global business partner.”