Kuehne+Nagel opens new fulfilment centres for Elanco in West China


(IN BRIEF) Kuehne+Nagel, a logistics company, has opened two new fulfilment centers in Chengdu, West China, for Elanco, a leading animal healthcare company. The new facilities include a manufacturing warehouse and a distribution center for finished products, both of which are compliant with regulatory healthcare requirements and equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure. To streamline the process and meet the highest standards of healthcare products administration, a Warehouse Management System and Computerised Systems Validation have been implemented. The new facilities increase the total surface area and storage capacity through optimised racking systems and contribute to reducing carbon emissions through electric warehouse equipment, LED lighting, and minimised paper processes.

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 10-May-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel (SWX: KNIN), one of the world’s leading logistics companies, has recently announced the opening of two new fulfilment centres in Chengdu, West China, for Elanco – a leading animal healthcare company. The new facilities span a total area of 15,000 sqm and comprise of a 3,000 sqm manufacturing warehouse and a 12,000 sqm distribution centre for finished products. The optimised racking systems in both centres have increased surface area and storage capacity, facilitating efficient operations and seamless logistics.

To meet the stringent regulatory healthcare requirements, both facilities are fully compliant and equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure. The warehouses use electric equipment, LED lighting, and employ minimised paper processes, contributing to reduced carbon emissions. Moreover, a state-of-the-art Warehouse Management System and Computerised Systems Validation have been implemented to streamline operations and ensure the highest standards of healthcare products administration.

The new facilities serve as a testament to Kuehne+Nagel’s commitment to delivering top-notch logistics services for its customers while contributing to environmental sustainability. The company continues to expand its global network of fulfilment centres, supporting businesses across various sectors, including healthcare and animal welfare.

Marcello Ferrari, Vice President Global Head Customer Development Healthcare, Contract Logistics for Kuehne+Nagel said: “Our partnership with Elanco in China builds upon our existing collaborations in India and Mexico and highlights our commitment to the animal healthcare industry globally. As an animal healthcare customer, Elanco relies on the highest quality standards. With our HealthChain label, we ensure that our customers’ products are in the best hands across our entire network. Gaining our customers’ trust is a core element of our strategic Roadmap 2026.”

“China is already the second largest market for Elanco, next to the United States, our home market. Thanks to Kuehne+Nagel, we managed to consolidate our existing facilities and upgrade our supply chain operation to the next level. We are looking forward to seizing the growth opportunities in China’s fast-growing animal healthcare market with Kuehne+Nagel as our indispensable logistics partner,” said Dylan Lu, Vice President of Elanco (Greater China).

About Kuehne+Nagel

With over 79,000 employees at almost 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in sea logistics, air logistics, road logistics and contract logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.

About Elanco

Elanco Animal Health (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health of animals in their care, while also making a meaningful impact on our local and global communities. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life and our approach to sustainability, Elanco Healthy Purpose™– all to advance the health of animals, people, the planet and our enterprise.

Media contacts:

Dominique Nadelhofer
Global Head Corporate Communications
+41 44 786 95 26

Lily Ma
Communications Manager, Greater China
+86 21 26028782

SOURCE: Kuehne+Nagel


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