Monday, December 17, 2012

Freight Forwarding Outfit to Streamline Logistics of Technology Customer

K+N Take on Staff and Responsibilities for Crestron
Shipping News Feature

BELGIUM – Crestron Europe, manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, is expanding its contract with freight forwarding group Kuehne + Nagel’s Belgian operation and is bringing all its warehousing activities under one roof. To further support Crestron’s development, Kuehne + Nagel has redesigned all of Crestron’s logistics processes. Starting in January 2013, Kuehne + Nagel will employ about ten of the manufacturing group’s employees and will manage all logistics activities.

Kuehne + Nagel will also be investing in suitable spaces and special installations to accommodate Crestron´s highly technical activities which include producing technology to control audio, video, computer and environmental systems in universities, hotels, hospitals, businesses and homes. With the new set-up Kuehne + Nagel is attempting to optimise the supply chain thereby reducing logistics costs. Jacky Raymaekers, Crestron’s Financial and Services Director, said:

“As a leader in the audio visual market we now link the quality of our products to a high-quality flow of logistics. On the other hand, we need a flexible approach for handling our logistics processes and a strong future orientation for our expansion. We look forward to this collaboration with Kuehne + Nagel, which will guarantee a strong and high-quality logistics foundation and benefit the growth of both Crestron and Kuehne + Nagel.”

Bert Claes, Director of Contract Logistics at Kuehne + Nagel Belgium, added that the extension of the contract with Crestron is a result of Kuehne + Nagel’s aim for continuous improvement. The company says it always tries to work closely together with its customers to identify and implement unique solutions which fit the specific requirements best.