Danone extends Logistics contract with Kuehne + Nagel in Poland

Poznan / Poland, October 24, 2011 – Danone, a Fortune 500 company, and one of the most successful health food companies in the world, extends its cooperation agreement with the global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel for another 3,5 years.

In Poland, Kuehne + Nagel provides temperature-controlled warehousing and co-packing logistics services for Danone, using a purpose-built 13’000 sqm large new facility located in Święcice near Warsaw and the already existing distribution center in Chorzów (4’000 sqm) in the south of the country. For both activities, Kuehne + Nagel is Danone’s exclusive logistics provider. The two companies have been cooperating successfully for almost 10 years.

The products are delivered from the Danone factories and picked based on customer orders with modern pick-by-voice technology. Both facilities are temperature-controlled and feature efficient racking solutions like gravity racks. The operation runs 24 hours per day on 3 shifts. Kuehne + Nagel developed customised interfaces to link its warehouse management system to Danone’s existing IT architecture. Apart from Poland, Kuehne + Nagel provides logistics services for Danone in many strategic markets such as in France, Ukraine, Brazil and Italy.

“Co-operation with Kuehne + Nagel, a strong partner in logistics  supporting us with high quality facilities and services, is crucial for our logistics efficiency as well as for our products out-of factory quality management to ensure our consumers satisfaction,” commented Frank Uszko, Managing Director of Danone in Poland and the Baltics.

“We are very pleased to strengthen and extend our partnership with Danone in Poland. It is our priority to ensure high quality and flexible logistics services. Focused on advanced information systems and the use of project management tools and methodologies, Kuehne + Nagel ensures value-added logistics processes for Danone in particular and the demanding FMCG sector in general,” added Tobias Jerschke, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel in Poland.

About Kuehne + Nagel

With more than 61,500 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 Poland, Kuehne + Nagel operates 18 locations and employs around 1.750 people.

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