|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.
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