Kuehne + Nagel manages second distribution centre for Danone in Poland

Danone Sp. z o.o. (Fresh Dairy) has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a contract for the operation of its new distribution centre for fresh dairy products in Chorzów in the south of Poland. The agreement marks an extension of the relationship between the two companies in Poland; Kuehne + Nagel already manages Danone’s other national distribution facility, near Warsaw.

The contract was implemented upon completion of the new ProLogis Park in Chorzów in April 2007, where Kuehne + Nagel manages the 4,000 sqm warehouse Danone has leased at this strategic location in the Katowice area to serve the growing consumer market in the south of Poland.

Kuehne + Nagel provides goods’ receiving services, storage, picking, co-packing and just-in-time order preparation according to Danone distribution schedules. By the end of 2007, operations in the chilled warehouse (4 degrees Celsius) will be additionally supported by modern voice-picking technology, thereby enabling high order preparation productivity levels and efficient replenishment processes.

Piotr Stażyk, Distribution Manager for Danone in Poland said, “The decision in favour of Kuehne + Nagel was based on our positive previous experience with the company. Kuehne + Nagel already manages our central and north Poland distribution centre in Blonie near Warsaw. Having both facilities under the same provider, we anticipate benefiting from synergy potentials.”

David Roussiere, responsible for Kuehne + Nagel’s contract logistics activities in Poland added, “This new contract is a confirmation of our know-how and reliability in meeting the FMCG industry’s high requirements. Our solid experience in this sector combined with our regional network enables us to support companies such as Danone sustain a competitive reach in their markets, as well as supporting them in the development of operations far into Eastern Europe.”


About Danone Sp. z .o.o.
Danone has been present in Poland for more than 15 years. The first Danone-branded products introduced to the domestic market were kefirs and whipped creams, followed by homogenized flavored cheeses. Today, Danone Sp. z. o.o. produces and sells yoghurts, cheeses, milk drinks, whipped creams and kefirs. The most popular products are Actimel, Activia, Danonki, Danio and Danone Yoghurt. With its strict Quality Charter, Danone guarantees highest levels of quality are maintained – from milk purchasing from farmers through to the finished products delivered to the shops.

For further information, please visit www.danone.pl (in Polish).