26
May
2011
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17:30
Europe/Amsterdam

20 years in the Slovak Republic

20 years ago Kuehne + Nagel founded its national company in Bratislava; today, this anniversary was celebrated with numerous customers and business partners as well as national and local political representatives.

“In the past 20 years, we have succeeded in continually expanding our service offerings and business volume,” said Reinhard Lange, CEO of the Kuehne + Nagel Group, during the event and expressed his confidence in the future development of the Slovakian organisation. Kuehne + Nagel was among the first companies to enter the Slovakian market after the political transformation in Eastern Europe. Today, the company ranks among the country’s leaders in the logistics market and its approximately 180 experts offer the full range of air, sea, road & rail and contract logistics services. The warehouse space under management amounts to 22,000 sqm.

In 1991, Kuehne + Nagel initiated its operations by offering seafreight services for local customers and opened its first warehouse just one year later. In 1994, the company established its second branch office in Kosice. Due to the growing demand for integrated logistics services, Kuehne + Nagel has been operating a multifunctional terminal since 2006, ideally located near Bratislava airport. In the same year, the company also obtained the necessary licences (GDP and GMP) to handle pharmaceutical goods and medical devices and added temperature-controlled facilities and transportation to its services.

“Today, we focus in particular on high tech, industrial goods, engineering, automotive as well as the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, offering specialised services such as co-packing, transportation of high-value goods, chartering of vessels or heavy lift services,” said Radoslav Miko, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Slovak Republic. “To ensure high quality and efficiency for our customers, we will continue to extend our service portfolio and strengthen our position. Furthermore, we will concentrate on developing our domestic and international road transportation activities and enlarging our warehouse space for special goods such as pharmaceuticals.”