Award for integrated logistics services to the aviation industry

The Federal Logistics Association (BVL) in Germany has awarded Kuehne + Nagel with the German Logistics Prize 2005. The award was presented at the senate reception held at the Opera House in Berlin during the 22nd German Logistics Congress.

The jury praised Kuehne + Nagel’s unique aviation logistics scheme as meeting the high demands of the sector in terms of dimensions, diversity and precision as well as the fulfilment of safety requirements. Furthermore, the solution can be transferred and applied to other industries.

Since 1984, the Federal Logistics Association (BVL) has been awarding a prize to companies that have successfully implemented pioneering logistics concepts. The “Supply the Sky” scheme centres on the aircraft throughout its entire lifecycle. From development and production through to operation, maintenance and inflight services, Kuehne + Nagel delivers logistics solutions of the highest quality.

“I am very happy that we have distinguished ourselves through an industry solution that displays innovation and originality,” said Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG. “Kuehne + Nagel has demonstrated that in addition to basic services such as transport, warehousing and distribution, the company is able to provide customers with tailor-made logistics solutions that add value.”

“The German Logistics Award is a definite confirmation of Kuehne + Nagel’s development from a freight forwarder to a logistics provider,” Klaus-Michael Kuehne continued. “We have been strongly accelerating the logistics side of our business and are now capable of offering it as a complex service.” The building blocks of the aviation logistics concepts found upon Kuehne + Nagel’s close-knit network of over 620 locations in some 100 countries and 25.000 staff in combination with state-of-the-art information technology.