Dubai / UAE, November 22, 2011 – At the Dubai Airshow, Embraer and Kuehne + Nagel announced the extension of their global partnership to include the set-up of a logistics hub for the Middle East and Africa region. The hub will be located in Kuehne + Nagel’s logistics centre in Dubai Logistics City (DLC), offering spare parts logistics for the Embraer commercial aviation fleet.
As Embraer is expanding its customer support services in this high potential region, it joins forces with Kuehne + Nagel in order to offer its customers a new spare parts distribution center in Dubai. Located near the new Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), in the Dubai Logistics City (DLC), the facility supplies spare parts for the expanding Embraer commercial aviation fleet in the Middle East, as well as support for customers in Africa.
Kuehne + Nagel and Embraer look back on an already solid and successful cooperation as they have been working together in different countries for several years. The spare parts logistics support out of Dubai is a further step in the partnership between the companies.
The storage capacity at Kuehne + Nagel’s state-of-the-art warehouse at Dubai Logistics City will be extended and is scheduled to be operational in the second semester of 2012. Embraer will benefit from the unique logistics platform and Kuehne + Nagel’s industry expertise in aviation logistics.
“To support the growing fleet of E-Jets in the Middle East, local partnerships have already been announced with Egyptair, in Egypt, as an Embraer authorised service center. By opening this new support base to customers, we will bring spare parts inventories close to them, improving our level of service,” said Mathieu Duquesnoy, Embraer Vice President Commercial Aviation, the Middle East and Africa. “The Dubai distribution center will allow us to improve parts and components availability, as well as the delivery process to customers in this growing region, as we were committed during the Embraer Operator Conference which took place in Amman, Jordan, on last October.”
“We are delighted that Embraer decided to extend the global relationship by entrusting us with their spare parts logistics in the DLC facility,” explained Werner Kleymann, Regional Manager of Kuehne + Nagel in the Middle East, Central Asia and Turkey. “This is an important development for our aerospace logistics business in the region,” he added.
Within the scope of its “Supply the Sky” program, Kuehne + Nagel offers an integrated range of logistics services for the aerospace industry. The company develops and delivers customised aerospace solutions for manufacturers, leasing companies, airlines and service providers in the field of maintenance, repair, overhaul, ground handling and in-flight services.
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.