Kuehne + Nagel in North – East Europe

Kuehne + Nagel to drive logistics expansion in Russia

Schindellegi/CH, March 1, 2007 

Kuehne + Nagel has ambitious strategic development plans for Russia. Within the scope of its contract logistics growth policy in North-East Europe, the logistics provider aims to expand its warehouse space across the country to more than 300,000 sqm over the next three years.

In a move underlining the strategic importance and business potential of

the Russian market, Kuehne + Nagel earlier this year relocated the regional

headquarters for its North-East Europe region from Warsaw to Moscow; the

region comprises Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland,

Romania, Russia, and Ukraine.

Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s top-three contract logistics providers,

entered the Russian market in 1992 and currently has 70,000 sqm of

warehouse space under management at six sites in Moscow, St.

Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don. Services in particular are dedicated to the

requirements of the FMCG/retail and consumer goods/electronics

industries. The company plans to significantly boost operations and expand

its warehousing and logistics footprint in Russia to more than 300,000 sqm

over the next three years. Before the end of 2007 alone, new facilities are

scheduled to go into operation in St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg,

Samara and Vladivostok.

Clemens Abt, who is responsible for Kuehne + Nagel’s North-East Europe

region and National Manager for Russia since the beginning of the year,

commented on Kuehne + Nagel’s expansion strategy: “With investments in

facilities, technology and staff, we are developing high quality logistics

operations in the country’s key consumer markets. For some time already

we have been accompanying international companies and retail chains

setting up activities in Russia. Our strategic expansion plans are a strong

confirmation of our commitment to support customers develop and extend

their business considerably further across Russia. Our medium-term

objective is to position Kuehne + Nagel as one of the country’s leading

contract logistics providers.”

About Kuehne + Nagel

With 45,000 employees at 830 locations in more than 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel

Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the sea-, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based supply chain management services.

Kuehne + Nagel 
International AG
P.O. Box 67
CH – 8834 Schindellegi SZ 
Switzerland

Enquiries:

Robert Watts

Tel. +41 (0) 44 786 95 15
Fax +41 (0) 44 786 96 90
robert.watts@kuehne-nagel.com

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