Johannesburg / South Africa, May 24, 2011 – Kuehne + Nagel has taken over the management of the plant warehouse operation for Continental Tyre S.A. (Pty) Ltd at their production premises in Port Elizabeth.
In the scope of the new contract, Kuehne + Nagel supports Continental Tyre’s original equipment and aftermarket dealer business in the South African market. The comprehensive service offering includes: receiving tyres from production, carrying out quality control checks, storage, inbound and outbound handling, picking and packing, inventory management as well as management of empty containers. In addition, Kuehne + Nagel will provide an external warehousing solution for overflow volumes in Port Elizabeth.
Henning Kassen, Global Responsible Tyre Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution, Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, said: “We chose Kuehne + Nagel as our partner in South Africa due to their advanced technical know-how and because of their strategic fit as a global business partner.”
“We are delighted that Continental Tyre has entrusted us with their warehousing operation in South Africa, due to the successful cooperation with Kuehne + Nagel in various other countries. This new project will also strengthen our position in the South African automotive sector,” said Graham Smit, General Manager Contract Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel South Africa.
About Kuehne + Nagel
With more than 58,000 employees at 900 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based lead logistics solutions.
In South Africa, Kuehne + Nagel operates nine locations with almost 550 employees.