Kuehne + Nagel manages warehousing solution for Henkel in Shanghai

Shanghai/China, December 13, 2010 – Henkel (China) Investment Co., Ltd, a Fortune 500 company behind these well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a two-year contract. The global logistics provider is managing the Shanghai warehousing operation for Henkel’s adhesives business.

To align its supply chain in China and to improve distribution, Henkel Adhesive Technologies decided to consolidate its warehousing activities in Shanghai. Kuehne + Nagel merges various exisiting facilities into one shared distribution centre in Shanghai’s Putuo District. The new 8,000 sqm building includes a designated area for temperature sensitive and dangerous goods and provides room for future extension.

Kuehne + Nagel’s comprehensive service package for Henkel consists of receiving goods, quality inspection, storage and picking & packing. In addition, the international logistics provider will be in charge of returns handling, as well as the shipment of full pallets, boxes and sales units. The value added services for Henkel encompass re-packing and re-labeling.

“In Kuehne + Nagel we have found a partner who can ensure full inventory visibility throughout the entire supply chain to improve forecast accuracy and inventory rotation,” said Patrick Westkamp, APAC leader for Logistics Purchasing at Henkel Adhesive Technologies.

“This new contract is a confirmation of our contract logistics expertise and we are delighted that Henkel has entrusted us with their warehousing operation in Shanghai,“ said Jens Drewes, Managing Director Central & North China at Kuehne + Nagel. The logistics provider already manages warehousing operations for Henkel in Malaysia, Canada, and France.

About Kuehne + Nagel

With more than 56,000 employees at 900 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 supply chain management services.

In China, Kuehne + Nagel operates at 40 locations and employs more than 2,700 people.