23
September
2005
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10:47
Europe/Amsterdam

Kuehne + Nagel invests in the greater Leipzig region

Kuehne + Nagel has invested around nine million euros in the expansion of its logistics facility in Grosslehna, underlining the company’s growth-oriented business strategy in Germany and its commitment to the Leipzig region. Leipzig’s mayor, Wolfgang Tiefensee, and Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, today officially inaugurated the logistics centre in the presence of numerous customers, business partners as well as district and municipal representatives.

With the completion of construction, the multifunctional facility now provides 15,000 sqm of warehousing and handling space as well as modern offices, and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Particularly in view of the enlarged European Union, the location with its 160 employees is proving to be an ideal logistics hub. By bundling activities at the site in combination with innovative warehousing and distribution concepts, national and international supply chains can be optimised and logistics costs reduced.

In Grosslehna, Kuehne + Nagel offers customers a value-adding integrated scope of services.

Alongside sea- and airfreight, warehousing and distribution activities fully meet the market’s high demands. The takeover of the logistics operations of the WM Group in Leipzig/Grosslehna and Chemnitz in 2004 is supporting growth in this area of business. Furthermore, national and trans- European overland activities complement the service offering.

“Kuehne + Nagel is investing in the greater Leipzig area, which is evident both in our expanded logistics centre as well as our commitment to the GVZ Leipzig-Radefeld,” said Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG. “This is our contribution to strengthening the business location Leipzig.”

“We rely on logistics as a link between Europe’s markets and are pleased with Kuehne + Nagel’s decision to invest and expand in the Leipzig region,” said Wolfgang Tiefensee, Leipzig’s mayor. “The exchange of goods together with all related transport and logistics services are an important precondition for a functioning economy.”

The Leipzig, Berlin, Chemnitz, Dresden and Erfurt offices constitute Kuehne + Nagel’s network of branches across eastern Germany. In total, the company manages 45,000 sqm of warehouse space in this region, has 430 employees and offers 60 apprenticeship positions.inge.lauble@kuehne-nagel.com