10
October
2005
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02:36
Europe/Amsterdam

Kuehne + Nagel expands in Spain

Kuehne + Nagel has invested 8.3 million euros in the expansion of its logistics terminal in Mejorada del Campo, offering customers in the greater Madrid region significantly larger, state-of-the-art warehousing capacities. In the presence of numerous guests, the logistics centre was officially inaugurated today.

Kuehne + Nagel has been operating in the Spanish market since 1966. With over 400 employees at 11 branch offices, the company has a strong market position in international forwarding and contract logistics, and ranks among the leading logistics providers in Spain.


Kuehne + Nagel took up operations at its Mejorada facility near Madrid in 1980. The growing demand for the company’s high value logistics services called for the expansion of capacities, and the plot in Mejorada, ideally located 15 km from Madrid and between the motorways to the capital’s two main transport destinations Barcelona and Valencia, offered the possibility to expand the existing property. With construction work now completed, the facility provides 27,500 sqm of warehouse space as well as modern offices.

At the logistics centre, Kuehne + Nagel is offering customers its complete portfolio of services from a single source. By bringing together all activities of the Madrid branch at the location, synergies can be achieved, costs reduced and uneconomic traffic avoided.

The property fully complies with modern security and environmental requirements, and its ecological architecture allowed for the consideration of all aspects of resource conservation.

Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, said during the inauguration ceremony, “We are very pleased with the dynamic business performance of our organisation in Spain. Since its beginnings in the forwarding business some 39 years ago, the national company’s service offering and capacities have been continually adapted to meet current market requirements. The extended Mejorada logistics centre creates the ideal conditions for the further expansion of our activities in the Madrid region and underlines the importance of our Spanish organisation within the global Kuehne + Nagel network.”