Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kuehne + Nagel To Manage Contract Logistics For AkzoNobel Spain

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SPAIN - AkzoNobel Spain, a leading manufacturer and supplier of hi-tech paints and coatings, has chosen Kuehne + Nagel as the exclusive contract logistics provider to manage their Iberian distribution centre.

Under the five year contract Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for the warehousing operations of the full range of AkzoNobel’s decorative paints and will consolidate all logistics activities, that formerly were managed at different locations, with a dedicated team of 45 specialists operating at a 16,000 sq metre state of- the-art warehouse located in the Zaragoza logistics area in the northern Spanish Aragon autonomous community. The facility has been specially designed to comply with all the relevant hazardous material regulations.

Alvaro Nebreda, National Director for Contract Logistics at Kuehne + Nagel Spain, said of the new contract:

“The customer has chosen us as partner for the next stage of their supply chain management evolution, building on the strong track record of the warehousing activities we have been managing for AkzoNobel in Austria and evolving them one step further into a completely integrated model. Our commitment and adaptability have been crucial in proving to AkzoNobel the benefits of the new logistics solution.”