Kuehne + Nagel Logistics Partner for Michelin in Poland
Kuehne + Nagel Poland signed an agreement with Michelin, one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, to manage Michelin’s warehouse activities in Poland. It is the first new business under a global master agreement for contract logistics which the Kuehne + Nagel Group and Michelin recently have signed.
In the scope of the local contract Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for the management of warehousing activities in Poland. Operations started November 16 in the Michelin owned logistics center in the Warsaw area. Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for the facility maintenance, administrative operations and the handling services. The activities range from receipt of Michelin products from manufacture, quality control, stock management to final order picking. The site acts as a distribution centere delivering products to Michelin`s customers in Poland and other countries. Kuehne + Nagel will implement a new warehouse management system provided by Michelin.
“Contract logistics for the automotive industry is globally a strategic focus area for Kuehne + Nagel,” said Gianfranco Sgro, member of the management board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG responsible for contract logistics.. “We therefore highly appreciate the trust Michelin has put into our company. The new outsourcing project confirms our strategic focus and capability to provide highly specialized and industry-specific solutions for the automotive industry. It additionally fosters the global partnership with Michelin.”
Michelin and Kuehne + Nagel look back on a partnership of nearly 10 years and this strategic relationship has now been formalized in a global master agreement for worldwide contract logistics services. Kuehne + Nagel also manages Michelin warehouses in the United States of America, Mexico and Thailand.
Kuehne + Nagel has 69,000 employees at more than 1,200 locations in over 100 countries. The Kuehne + Nagel Group operates in seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics, and overland transportation, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.