30
June
2010
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07:25
Europe/Amsterdam

Kuehne + Nagel expands contract logistics services in the Baltic States

In order to strengthen its position in the contract logistics market in the Baltic region, Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new distribution centre near Riga.

Designed to serve as the central hub for Kuehne + Nagel’s logistics activities in the Baltic region, the new centre will enable the world’s number three provider of contract logistics services to further expand its portfolio of integrated supply chain management solutions. The building is strategically located in Sauriesi in close proximity to Riga, the geogra­phic central point of the region with excellent airport and road connec­tions, and will also accommodate the new head office of the national organisation in Latvia.

In its first construction phase the state-of-the-art facility provides 14.000 sqm of warehousing space, including a special part dedi­cated to cross-docking activities, as well as modern offices. A further extension of up to 40.000 sqm on the same site will be possible. The facility is equipped with enlarged security standards in order to store high value goods. Kuehne + Nagel offers its warehouse services currently to large customers from the high-tech and the FMCG industry.

Karlis Soika, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel Latvia, said: “The new distribution centre will enable Kuehne + Nagel to better serve the increasing demand for integrated contract logistics solutions in the Baltic States and further raise the efficiency of our processes. All our operations in the new warehouse will be based on powerful IT solutions allowing us to secure optimal information flow towards our customers and best performance quality.”