Friday, October 4, 2013

Swiss Freight Forwarder Drives into the Eastern European Automobile Market

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UKRAINE – Swiss based freight forwarder and logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded a 3-year contract for warehousing services to support the supply of spare parts and accessories to Toyota retailers and service stations in the Ukraine.

Orders are processed directly from the Toyota Parts Centre Europe into the Chayka facility where Kuehne + Nagel employees work closely together with Toyota Ukraine to ensure fast picking and packing of the shipments. Kuehne + Nagel operates at 5 locations in Ukraine and employs around 600 people at the facilities. The company says that since the warehouse became operational, the delivery time of spare parts has been reduced to just a single day throughout the Ukraine. Viktor Shkarban, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Ukraine, said:

"We are very pleased to have been selected by such an important company as Toyota Ukraine. Toyota has the highest quality standards and expects the same from its business partners and service providers. We are confident that the combination of our strengths will create a real win-win-situation for both Toyota Ukraine and Kuehne + Nagel.”

Toyota Ukraine has selected a dedicated space at the Kuehne + Nagel shared warehouse facility (encompassing more than 37,000 square metres) in Chayka, near Kiev, for the storage and handling of over 8,000 spare parts to serve the local automobile market.

Photo: The Toyota Vii concept car.