Kuehne + Nagel expands operations in Ukraine

Kuehne + Nagel is investing in Ukraine and continually expanding its services and capacities. Following the completion of the second phase of construction, the company’s new logistics centre in Gostomel was today officially inaugurated by Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, in the presence of numerous customers, business partners and state representatives.

Kuehne + Nagel has invested more than 10 million euros in its new logistics facility built on a 60,000 sqm plot in Gostomel, Kiev Region, to accommodate the dynamic business performance. With the completion of the second phase of construction, the logistics centre now offers 18,500 sqm of warehouse space and includes attractive office premises for the forwarding and administrative departments of the Ukrainian Kuehne + Nagel company.

“We are proud of our successful operations in Ukraine in all business fields, and in particular of our market-leading position in contract logistics”, said Klaus-Michael Kuehne at the inauguration ceremony. “The investment in this logistics facility is a key element in our growth strategy and underlines our confidence in this dynamic economic region.”

Kuehne + Nagel has been operating in Ukraine since 1992. The national company was established in 1997 and today operates branch offices in the country’s major centres of industry and trade. The company offers customers integrated logistics services from a single source and has 44,000 sqm of warehouse space under management. Key players from the consumer goods, healthcare and retail sectors count among its customers and benefit from industry-specific expertise, comprehensive value-added services and innovative distribution concepts.

“Our logistics centre in Gostomel offers national and international companies a state-of-the-art logistics infrastructure and a comprehensive scope of services”, said Victor Shkarban, Managing Director of the Ukrainian Kuehne + Nagel organisation. “Through efficient cost and process management, we are able to leverage the competitive edge of our customers.”

The facility is equipped with highly flexible information technology and complies with all current quality and security requirements.