Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kuehne + Nagel Awarded Chinese Distribution Contract

Gigaset reaffirms logistics relationship
Shipping News Feature

SHANGHAI - Gigaset Communications (Shanghai) Ltd. has appointed Kuehne + Nagel to manage its national distribution centre in Shanghai. In addition, the logistics provider will be responsible for domestic warehousing and distribution services for the entire range of Siemens-Gigaset-branded cordless phone products in the Chinese sales market.

The contract is an extension of previous a previous contract between Kuehne + Nagel and Gigaset’s predecessor company, Siemens Home & Office Communication Devices (Shanghai) Ltd, which dates from 2006.

“The partnership will continue to significantly optimise Gigaset’s overall supply chain and upkeep its flexibility essential in today’s dynamic market,” commented Jens Drewes, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel in Central and Northern China.

The new agreement is being implemented at Kuehne + Nagel’s logistics centre in the Baoshan district of Shanghai. From the shared facility, Kuehne + Nagel is in charge of unloading and inspecting Gigaset’s shipments from Germany, storage, order picking, dispatch preparation and national distribution to more than 100 destinations across the country.

Kuehne + Nagel will also take responsibility for other services such as management of spare parts for nation-wide returns and repairs.

“With the continuous innovations and launching of new product models, we are optimistic about further market development. The partnership with Kuehne + Nagel will ensure that our quality products will be in the right place at the right time," said Johann Goettler, Chief Financial Officer of Gigaset Communications (Shanghai) Ltd.

(pic: Kuehn + Nagel)