Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fujifilm Poland Appoints Kuehne + Nagel For Its Contract Logistics

New Hi-Tech Client In Eastern Europe
Shipping News Feature

POLAND – Fujifilm, the Japanese manufacturer of high-tech goods such as cameras, photographic processing, medical and printing equipment as well as life science products, has selected Kuehne + Nagel as contract logistics partner in Poland.

In order to consolidate the inventories of its three warehouses in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Fujifilm has decided to outsource the respective logistics activities. Under the new agreement, the warehousing will be merged in Kuehne + Nagel’s facility in Chorzow.

On behalf of Fujifilm Kuehne + Nagel is also responsible for warehouse management, customs brokerage and value-added services such as sticking, labelling and plate cutting. A specific focus lies on high-value goods and hazardous substances, for which a dedicated cold room area has been built for Fujifilm.

Aad Goedendorp, Manager Corporate Logistics of Fujifilm Europe, states: “Kuehne + Nagel has been selected above others, because of their strong presence in Eastern Europe, their cost-effective operations and their IT strength.”

Tobias Jerschke, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Poland, said: “Both the high-tech industry and the Eastern European markets are among the strategic focus sectors of Kuehne + Nagel. Being one of the world’s leading providers of integrated contract logistics services, we are convinced that the Fujifilm project will lead to a promising joint development potential for both partners.”