04
November
2008
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07:30
Europe/Amsterdam

Kärcher selects Kuehne + Nagel for Russia

Kärcher, the world’s largest manu­facturer of cleaning equipment for household, commerce and industry, has chosen Kuehne + Nagel to manage products, accessories and spare parts warehousing for its Russian sales market.

Under the three-year agreement, which has been implemented at Kuehne + Nagel’s class A site close to Moscow, Kuehne + Nagel is in charge of unloading and inspecting Kärcher shipments received from Germany, storage, order picking, dispatch preparation, as well as inbound and outbound document flow as required by Russian law and the customer. The contract also encompasses spare parts management including warehousing, order-specific picking, packing and labeling activities.

“Thanks to the new partnership with Kuehne + Nagel we are now able to take full control of the import and sale of our products across Russia, leveraging the high quality logistics expertise and local know-how of Kuehne + Nagel,” says Dimitri Khromov , CFO at Kärcher Moscow. “In particular, Kuehne + Nagel has shown great flexibility with regard to accommodating the dramatic increase in sales volumes we are seeing in Russia.”

Perry Neumann, Kuehne + Nagel’s Managing Director for Russia added, “We are proud to have been selected by Kärcher as their logistics provider of choice for the dynamic Russian market. We are driving the expansion of our logistics network across the country and anticipate accompanying Kärcher and other major global companies further into Russia.”

EDI interfaces have been implemented between the two companies’ IT systems ensuring the seamless day-to-day running of the business.

About Kärcher
Kärcher employs 6,591 men and women in 41 countries. The family-owned company is the world's largest manufacturer of cleaning equipment. More than 500 engineers and technicians work on developing and designing innovative products. Seamless parts and service support all over the world is guaranteed by 40,000 service points in more than 190 countries.

About Kuehne + Nagel
With over 54,000 employees at 850 locations in more than 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses with a clear focus on providing IT-based lead logistics solutions.

Further information can be found on www.kuehne-nagel.com.