Cosmetics group Colomer selects Kuehne + Nagel as logistics partner for warehousing and distribution

Hamburg / DE, May 30, 2011 – Spanish cosmetics company The Colomer Group has assigned Kuehne + Nagel the warehousing, picking & packing and distribution activities for its hair care products Revlon Professional and American Crew. Within the scope of the five-year contract, Kuehne + Nagel will consolidate all logistics operations for Central Europe at its distribution centre in Biebesheim near Darmstadt (Germany).

Kuehne + Nagel was awarded the contract due to its experience in the storage, picking and distribution of cosmetics, which are typically characterised by a wide product range and small packaging sizes. In Biebesheim, Kuehne + Nagel operates a distribution centre that is tailored to the requirements of the cosmetics industry.

Colomer’s logistics operations in its current warehouses in Germany and France will gradually be consolidated in Biebesheim, to be completed by autumn 2011. From the new facility, which can accommodate several thousand palettes and approximately 1,200 articles for Colomer, Kuehne + Nagel will supply professional hair salons in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg and the Netherlands with hair care products; distribution will then be expanded to Switzerland at a later stage. In addition, Kuehne + Nagel will provide picking & packing services via pick-by-voice technology.

“Kuehne + Nagel is experienced with the specific logistics needs of the hair care and beauty industry, and by optimising our distribution activities we will also be able to improve our customer service,” said Martin ter Veen, Director Customer Service & Logistics at Colomer.

“We are delighted to have been chosen by such a renowned customer as Colomer,” said Volker Sauerborn, Vice President Sales & Business Development Contract Logistics Central Europe at Kuehne + Nagel. ”In addition, this poses a great opportunity for us to further expand our industry-specific services for the cosmetics sector at our facility in Biebesheim.”
About The Colomer Group
The cosmetics company, headquartered in Barcelona, was founded in Spain in 1934. Its product range includes professional hair care and nail products as well as various cosmetics.

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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 Germany, Kuehne + Nagel operates more than 100 locations with over 10,000 employees.

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