Kuehne+Nagel Opens State-of-the-Art Logistics Hub for Wacker Neuson in Rhineland-Palatinate

Kuehne+Nagel Opens State-of-the-Art Logistics Hub for Wacker Neuson in Rhineland-Palatinate

(IN BRIEF) Kuehne+Nagel has launched a new contract logistics center in Rhineland-Palatinate, dedicated to servicing Wacker Neuson Group’s global spare parts supply for light and compact equipment. Spanning 55,000 square meters, the facility employs advanced ‘goods-to-person’ robotics technology with over 30 autonomous robots for efficient storage and retrieval. This strategic move aims to bolster after-market services and support future growth in spare parts distribution.

(PRESS RELEASE) BREMEN, 14-Jun-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel, a leading logistics service provider, has inaugurated a new contract logistics hub in Rhineland-Palatinate, underscoring its robust partnership with Wacker Neuson Group. Spanning 55,000 square meters, this facility in Mülheim-Kärlich is dedicated to global spare parts supply for Wacker Neuson’s light and compact equipment. The collaboration, now in its ninth year, leverages Kuehne+Nagel’s specialized logistics solutions.

The newly opened distribution center is poised to generate 120 employment opportunities. Enhancing operational efficiency, the facility integrates ‘goods-to-person’ technology, deploying a fleet of over 30 autonomous robots for storage, retrieval, and transport tasks. These robots, equipped with advanced sensors, cameras, and adaptive algorithms, navigate dynamically within the environment, ensuring seamless operations.

With a comprehensive inventory of over 100,000 spare parts components, Kuehne+Nagel facilitates efficient order fulfillment directly from shelves to picking stations. The site’s adaptable infrastructure allows for scalable operations, enabling future expansions to meet growing demand in spare parts distribution.

Gianfranco Sgro, Executive Vice President of Contract Logistics and Integrated Logistics at Kuehne+Nagel International AG, emphasizes, “Kuehne+Nagel and Wacker Neuson are synonymous with industry excellence, combining over 300 years of collective experience. Our strategic collaboration strengthens our commitment to tailored after-market services, supporting sustained market growth.”

Andrew Voigt, Managing Director of Wacker Neuson Aftermarket & Services GmbH, highlights, “With our advanced distribution center and Kuehne+Nagel’s operational expertise, we are fortifying our spare parts and service capabilities for the future. Beyond initial equipment sales, we are dedicated to fostering enduring customer relationships throughout the entire lifecycle of machines and light equipment.”

This initiative underscores Kuehne+Nagel’s ongoing commitment to innovation and customer-centric solutions in the logistics sector, further solidifying its position as a preferred partner for global supply chain management.

About Kuehne+Nagel

With approximately 81,000 employees at almost 1,300 sites in close to 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics providers. Headquartered in Switzerland, Kuehne+Nagel is listed in the Swiss blue-chip stock market index, the SMI. The Group is the global number one in air and sea logistics and has strong market positions in road and contract logistics.

Kuehne+Nagel is the logistics partner of choice for 400,000 customers worldwide. Using its global network, logistics expertise and data-based insights, the Group provides end-to-end supply chain solutions for global companies and industries. As a member of the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), Kuehne+Nagel is committed to sustainable logistics by reducing its own environmental footprint and by supporting its customers with low-carbon logistics solutions.

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Stefanie Kettler
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+49 421 36 05 13 70

SOURCE: Kuehne+Nagel


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