KN takes on Beiersdorf supply chain

KUEHNE + Nagel will take control of Beiersdorf AG’s key logistics location in Hamburg.

K+N will take over the management of the main warehouse for the German market as well as handle exports to the international cosmetics group’s foreign affiliates starting in June 2008.

“This new cooperation will bring more flexibility and is a key step towards meeting the constantly rising demands of the competitive European environment. We have significantly improved our international competitiveness by restructuring our supply and production chain in the last two years,” said Markus Pinger, Beiersdorf AG’s executive board member responsible for logistics.

One of the key criteria for signing the agreement was the preservation of the 148 jobs at the centre as well as the long-term preservation of Hamburg as a logistics location.

“We are delighted that Beiersdorf AG has entrusted our company with this demanding task,” said Jens Wollesen, the member of the management at K+N’s German organisation responsible for contract logistics. “Our high value added services and our many years of expertise allow us to efficiently support Beiersdorf AG in achieving its ambitious growth targets. We are convinced that both companies will benefit from this partnership.”

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