Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pharma Giant Awards Logistics Contract to K+N

GlaxoSmithKline Assigns New UK Distribution Contract
Shipping News Feature
UK – GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK), one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel the contract to manage the domestic road distribution of all GSK consumer and healthcare goods throughout the U.K.

Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for the main inbound supply route from specific UK sites and the final mile delivery of all subsequent outbound shipments. This new agreement expands Kuehne + Nagel and GSK’s collaboration, comprising air, sea, overland services and Logistics Control Centres, having already signed a five year end-to-end global logistics partnership in 2016. Marcus Bennett, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel UK, said:

“Following the successful deployment of the air and sea freight operations into Kuehne + Nagel during 2016 as part of the end-to-end partnership with GSK, we are very pleased to now be awarded the overland distribution business, especially in the UK where the GSK journey began.

“This expanded partnership will enable GSK to continue to develop and deliver their services, facilitating continued global growth through effective distribution of their fast moving consumer and healthcare goods across UK. The new cooperation highlights Kuehne + Nagel’s continued commitment to the pharma and health care industry, which is of strategical importance for us, strengthening our position as the market leader.”