Duisburg, October 08, 2010 – With the ground breaking ceremony Kuehne + Nagel today marked the beginning of construction of a new distribution center in Duisburg’s harbour area. In a third expansion phase the company enlarges its warehousing facilities in Duisburg logport by approximately 28,000 square metres. It is expected that Kuehne + Nagel will start operations in the new distribution center for a large customer from the consumer healthcare industry as of May 2011.
“This engagement underlines Duisburg’s importance in Kuehne + Nagel’s worldwide network. It documents as well the value of the long standing, reliable collaboration,” said Erich Staake, Duisburger Hafen AG Chief Executive Officer, during today’s ground breaking ceremony in the presence of Mayor Adolf Sauerland. “Kuehne + Nagel has significantly contributed to the development of the Port of Duisburg into one of the leading international logistics hubs,” Staake continued.
Hans George Brinkmann, Managing Director of the German Kuehne + Nagel organisation and Regional Manager Central Europe, explained: “Duisburg has proven itself as a central European logistics hub. Including the new facility we will have 150,000 square metres warehousing space under management. Multinational customers benefit here from tailormade contract logistics solutions and innovative distribution concepts.“
The newly acquired 65,000 square metre large real property borders directly on Kuehne + Nagel’s existing premises in the logport area and offers additional 14,000 square metres for future expansion. Approximately 100 new jobs will be created in Duisburg.
About Kuehne + Nagel
With more than 55,000 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 supply chain management services.
In Germany, Kuehne + Nagel employs some 10,000 people at more than 100 locations.