Kuehne + Nagel manages contract logistics for AkzoNobel Decorative Coatings in Spain

AkzoNobel Spain has chosen Kuehne + Nagel as the exclusive contract logistics provider to manage their Iberian distribution centre in Zaragoza. Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for the warehousing operations of the full range of AkzoNobel’s decorative paints.

In the scope of the five-year contract Kuehne + Nagel will consolidate all logistics activities that formerly were managed at different locations. A dedicated team of 45 specialists will operate at a 16,000 sqm state-of-the-art warehouse located in the Zaragoza (PlaZa) logistics area in the northern Spanish Aragon autonomous community. The facility has been specially designed to comply with all relevant hazardous material regula­tions.

For the implementation, Kuehne + Nagel has adopted its successful “customer transition and integration model”, which includes multi­discipli­nary project management and dedicated resources from the logistics provider’s national, regional and corporate organisations. In order to ensure a continuous process improvement, Kuehne + Nagel’s advanced Production System KNPS will be introduced.

Alvaro Nebreda, National Director Contract Logistics of Kuehne + Nagel Spain, comments, “The customer has chosen us as partner for the next stage of their supply chain management evolution, building on the strong track record of the warehousing activities we have been managing for AkzoNobel in Austria and evolving them one step further into a completely integrated model. Our commitment and adaptability have been crucial in proving to AkzoNobel the benefits of the new logistics solution.”

About AkzoNobel
AkzoNobel’s origins, with its headquarters in Amsterdam, go back to 1646. During the 19th century AkzoNobel has pioneered industrial-scale chemical manufacturing. More recently the company has led the way with high-tech coatings, paints and specialty chemicals. Revenue for 2009 was 13.9 billion euro. AkzoNobel employs around 57.000 people and has factories in more than 80 countries around the world. Further information can be found at