Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kuehne + Nagel to Manage Embraers Logistics For Mid East and Africa

New contract for commercial aviation support
Shipping News Feature

MIDDLE EAST / AFRICA – Kuehne + Nagel have announced that they have been awarded a contract to manage Brazilian plane manufacturer Embraer’s logistics and parts management distribution for the Middle East and Africa from its distribution centre in Dubai Logistics City (DLC).

The announcement further cements the relationship enjoyed by the two companies who have been working together in different regions for several years already. This has encouraged Embraer to further trust K+N with providing them with effective logistics in a region where they are keen to expand their market share.

“To support the growing fleet of E-Jets in the Middle East, local partnerships have already been announced with Egyptair, in Egypt, as an Embraer authorised service centre. By opening this new support base to customers, we will bring spare parts inventories close to them, improving our level of service,” said Mathieu Duquesnoy, Embraer Vice President Commercial Aviation, the Middle East and Africa.

“The Dubai distribution centre will allow us to improve parts and components availability, as well as the delivery process to customers in this growing region, “he added.

Werner Kleymann, Regional Manager of Kuehne + Nagel in the Middle East, Central Asia and Turkey said that: “We are delighted that Embraer decided to extend the global relationship by entrusting us with their spare parts logistics in the DLC facility.

“This is an important development for our aerospace logistics business in the region.”