Monday, January 18, 2010

IVECO Renews Logistics Contract With K + N

Nine Years of Solid Support Rewarded
Shipping News Feature

EUROPE – IVECO, one of the world’s largest producers of commercial vehicles and buses, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) a renewal of its current logistics service contract for a further period of three years. K+N have already undertaken the role as primary logistics supplier to IVECO for nine years.

Kuehne + Nagel currently runs the management of five regional spare parts distribution centres in Turin (Italy), Langenau (Germany), Madrid (Spain), Trappes (France) and Winsford (UK). The current scope of business consists of operating a total of 300,000 sqm of logistics space with between 80,000 to 160,000 stock-keeping units per depot.

In addition, K + N offer support to Ireland, Scandinavia, Benelux and Portugal via overnight shipments by Kuehne + Nagel’s automotive distribution network.

In total the contract makes K + N responsible for some nine million order lines, ranging from small components to entire engine blocks, which adds up to well over 60,000 tons of outgoing cargo.

Under the contract, Kuehne + Nagel is also to introduce a number of enhancements to IVECO’s supply chain management.

“IVECO Customer Service confirms its partnership with Kuehne + Nagel as a key leverage to further improve customer satisfaction and parts business profitability,” says Enzo Gioachin, IVECO’s Senior Vice President in charge of Customer Service.

“Kuehne + Nagel’s quality improvement three-year plan will support IVECO in strengthening our position in an increasingly competitive after sales market.”

Ruggero Poli, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel Italy, said that: “Kuehne + Nagel and IVECO look back on nine years of successful cooperation, and we are honoured to be chosen again by IVECO as their preferred logistics partner in Europe, especially under the current circumstances of a very competitive market environment.”