Gigaset Communications appoints Kuehne + Nagel to manage national distribution centre in Shanghai

Gigaset Communications (Shanghai) Ltd. has appointed Kuehne + Nagel to manage its national distribution centre in Shanghai. In addition, the logistics provider is responsible for domestic warehousing and distribution services for the entire range of Siemens-Gigaset-branded cordless phone products in the Chinese sales market.

The contract is an extension of the successful cooperation between Kuehne + Nagel and the Gigaset predecessor company Siemens Home & Office Communication Devices (Shanghai) Ltd. Since 2006, Kuehne + Nagel has been entrusted with central warehousing and national distribution services for Siemens Gigaset.

The newly-sealed agreement is being implemented at Kuehne + Nagel’s class-A logistics centre in Baoshan district of Shanghai. From the shared facility, Kuehne + Nagel is in charge of unloading and inspecting Gigaset’s shipments from Germany, storage, order picking, dispatch preparation and national distribution to more than 100 destinations across the country. Other services encompass central management of spare parts for national-wide returns and repairs as well as tracking and tracing of products enabled by Kuehne + Nagel’s advanced information systems.

“By incorporating all the above mentioned services in Kuehne + Nagel’s logistics platform, the partnership will continue to significantly optimise Gigaset’s overall supply chain and upkeep its flexibility essential in today’s dynamic market,” commented Jens Drewes, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel in Central and Northern China.

“With the continuous innovations and launching of new product models, we are optimistic about further market development. The partnership with Kuehne + Nagel will ensure that our quality products will be in the right place at the right time and the logistics value chain remains highly com­petitive,” said Johann Goettler, Chief Financial Officer of Gigaset Communications (Shanghai) Ltd.

About Gigaset Communications

Gigaset Communications is one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of cordless phones and the clear market leader in Europe for DECT phones. With its headquarters in Munich, the company develops, manufactures and distributes high-quality products under the brand Siemens Gigaset. Its portfolio includes fixed-network phones, Voice over IP devices, software solutions and home media products. The primary production site is in Bocholt, Germany, where the Gigaset products are manufactured under the most stringent quality and environmental standards. Gigaset Communications is a licensee of the Siemens trademark. Further information can be found at www.gigaset.com