Jersey City, NJ / USA, 16-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Beam Suntory Inc., a leading global premium spirits company, has chosen Kuehne + Nagel as one of its key partners to manage logistics for global imports and exports of the company’s distilled spirits from the U.S., Scotland, Ireland and France to countries all over the world.
In January 2014, Suntory Holdings Limited bought Beam Inc. and the deal created the world’s third-largest premium spirits company. As a result, Beam Suntory has created a stronger global business with an even better premium portfolio. With aggressive shipping lead times to meet, it is imperative for Beam Suntory to select a global logistics provider who could match the right service level and the right rate. The new contract will run for three years. The customer will leverage Kuehne + Nagel’s internet-based track & trace system, KN Login, to assist in managing its supply chain and forecast planning of shipments.
“Kuehne + Nagel has been chosen as one of the preferred logistics providers because of its worldwide network, logistics capabilities, level of service, as well as its competitive pricing. With its excellent services, Kuehne + Nagel meets our logistic needs for our import and export operations,” said Jim Devine, Supply Chain Development Director, Beam Suntory.
John Hextall, President Kuehne + Nagel North America, adds, “We are very pleased that major players in the drinks industry, such as Beam Suntory, are continuing to place their trust in Kuehne + Nagel for drinks logistics. We look forward to continue building a long-term relationship that delivers value to Beam Suntory’s supply chain.”
About Beam Suntory
As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the flagship Jim Beam bourbon and Yamazaki Japanese whisky, as well as world renown premium brands including Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek bourbons, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Sauza tequila, Pinnacle vodka, and Midori liqueur. The company generates annual worldwide sales of approximately $4.6 billion excluding excise taxes.
Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and entrepreneurial culture. Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com
About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 63,000 employees at more than 1000 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 integrated logistics solutions.Further information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com