Kuehne + Nagel expands its service portfolio for automotive production logistics in Leipzig

Following the award of new contracts for logistics services for BMW in Germany, South Africa and Japan, Kuehne + Nagel has now also been selected as their logistics partner at the modern production site in Leipzig. As of January 1, 2010, Kuehne + Nagel will assume responsibility for the entire supply chain for final assembly of BMW automotive products.

At the site, which comprises 44,000 sqm of warehousing and handling space, Kuehne + Nagel will manage the entire range of logistics opera­tions to support production, including receiving, storage, sequencing, set-building and production line delivery. In addition, Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for the supply and return of empty containers and for the execu­tion of pre-assembly operations, and will cooperate with the auto­mobile manufacturer in various supply concepts, such as Kanban and supermarket models.

During a three-month implementation phase, a dedicated team of auto­motive logistics experts from Kuehne + Nagel will support BMW in pro­cess planning, value creation flow analyses and improvement initiatives in close collaboration with the customer in order to ensure a smooth transition for January 1, 2010.

“We are currently working for BMW at ten locations in five countries,” says Jens Wollesen, member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel Germany. “We are very pleased to have now also been entrusted with this challenging logistics project at the Leipzig site, one of the world’s most modern automobile production facilities. This is a further highlight in the successful development of our automotive-related contract logistics activities.”