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Nestlé selects Kuehne + Nagel as logistics partner in Netherlands

Published 27 July 2017

Confectionery firm Nestlé has selected Kuehne + Nagel as its logistics provider, with its chocolate, coffee and culinary products as well as pet and baby foods to be warehoused in the company’s distribution centre.

The new distribution centre of Kuehne + Nagel in Dutch town of Veghel will warehouse chocolate, coffee, culinary products and pet and baby foods of Nestlé – Netherlands in 2018.

Kuehne + Nagel will provide logistics services that includes warehousing and distribution needed by the customers of Nestlé. The logistics company will also be responsible for the logistics flow of Nestlé Netherlands.

The Nespresso, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto and Special-T brands of Nestlé are currently being supplied by Kuehne + Nagel.

Currently, for the Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITR) division, the logistics firm delivers materials to all duty-free destinations across the globe from its Veghel location, for over 15 years.

By 2020, Nestlé focuses on achieving zero environmental operational impact, and majority locations of Kuehne + Nagel are certified by BREEAM.

The new distribution center, which will cover an area of 50000m2, will be built in three stages.

Kuehne + Nagel and Nestlé have collaborated for seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland services.

Kuehne + Nagel Netherlands managing director Diederick de Vroet said: “The Fast Moving Customer Goods (FMCG) industry is of strategic importance to Kuehne + Nagel. Nestlé - Netherlands wishes to have a single partner for all its distribution channels.

“This ‘Omni channel approach’, in which all logistic flows are managed centrally, is gaining importance in the fast changing consumer landscape. We have proven our ability to reliably and effectively operate all channels from the same logistics concept, and to anticipate changes promptly. We thereby can provide Nestlé Netherlands with the right logistics solution.”

Image: Kuehne + Nagel's global headquarters in Schindellegi, Switzerland. Photo: courtesy of  KUEHNE + NAGEL INC.