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  June 17th, 2024 | Written by

Kuehne+Nagel Unveils State-of-the-Art Logistics Center for Wacker Neuson

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Logistics service provider Kuehne+Nagel has inaugurated a cutting-edge contract logistics center in Rhineland-Palatinate, covering 55,000 square meters. This new facility ensures the global supply of spare parts for the Wacker Neuson Group from Mülheim-Kärlich. Wacker Neuson, a leading manufacturer of light and compact equipment, has relied on Kuehne+Nagel’s logistics solutions for nine years.

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Advanced Automation and Job Creation

The new center will create 120 jobs, supported by an advanced ‘goods-to-person’ system. Over 30 autonomous robots will manage storage, retrieval, and transportation of containers, delivering items directly to employees at picking stations. Equipped with sensors, cameras, and algorithms, these robots operate in three dimensions and navigate dynamic environments, recognizing and avoiding obstacles independently.

Extensive Spare Parts Inventory

The facility will stock and dispatch over 100,000 different spare parts components for light and compact equipment. Its sophisticated equipment and processes enable flexible expansion to meet future growth in spare parts distribution.

Strategic Partnership and Future-Ready Services

“Kuehne+Nagel and Wacker Neuson represent two iconic brands with a combined history of over 300 years,” said Gianfranco Sgro, Executive Vice President of Contract Logistics and Integrated Logistics at Kuehne+Nagel International AG. “We have accepted our customer’s strategic challenge for the coming years and established a foundation for tailored after-market services to enhance market penetration.”

Andrew Voigt, Managing Director of Wacker Neuson Aftermarket & Services GmbH, added, “With our state-of-the-art distribution center and Kuehne+Nagel’s trusted operation, we are positioning our spare parts and service business for the future. We are committed to supporting our customers throughout the service life of their machines, fostering sustainable relationships beyond the initial sale.”

This new facility underscores the commitment of both companies to innovation and excellence in logistics and customer service.