Monday, December 14, 2009

Kuehne + Nagel And BMW Agree Another Major Logistics Deal

Manufacturer and Freight Giant to Cooperate Further
Shipping News Feature

GERMANY – Following the award of new contracts for logistics services for BMW in Germany, South Africa and Japan, Kuehne + Nagel has now also been selected as their logistics partner at the car makers production site in Leipzig.

As of January 1st, 2010, Kuehne + Nagel will assume responsibility for the entire supply chain for final assembly of BMW automotive products. At the site, which comprises 44,000 square metres of warehousing and handling space, Kuehne + Nagel will manage the entire range of logistics operations to support production, including receiving, storage and production line delivery, as well as responsibility for the supply and return of empty containers.

In common with previous deals with BMW, Kuehne + Nagel will set up a dedicated team to liaise further so to maintain and improve on the overall supply chain efficiency.

Jens Wollesen, a member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel Germany said that: “We are currently working for BMW at ten locations in five countries.

“We are very pleased to have now also been entrusted with this challenging logistics project at the Leipzig site, one of the world’s most modern automobile production facilities.

“This is a further highlight in the successful development of our automotive-related contract logistics activities.”