Kuehne + Nagel Manages Supply Chain for Gloria Jean’s Coffees International

Kuehne + Nagel Australia has been awarded a global contract by Gloria Jean’s Coffees International, one of the world’s leading specialty coffee franchisors, for the provision of integrated logistics solutions covering international transportation management (sea, air and overland), contract logistics and customs brokerage.

Based on the objective of Gloria Jean's Coffees, Kuehne + Nagel's solution allows for faster and more efficient delivery of products to the franchisor's rapidly growing network. In the initial phase of implementation, Kuehne + Nagel has dedicated warehouse space at its facility in Sydney in close proximity to the city's airport. Additional regional distribution hubs are planned in Rotterdam/Netherlands and Jebel Ali/United Arab Emirates (both this year) and in Singapore (by early 2008).

"After a comprehensive tendering process, Kuehne + Nagel emerged to be our preferred business partner. The favourable decision was based on the company culture, service capabilities and management ability", said Chris Muir, Global Supply Chain Manager of Gloria Jean's Coffees International. "This long-term strategic partnership with Kuehne + Nagel marks a significant milestone for our Australian owned and operated company from initially bringing the franchise to Australia in 1996, to buying out our US parent in 2004, and now to managing franchise partners in 26 countries worldwide."

"We are pleased to be supporting our customer with our highly scalable solutions. Kuehne + Nagel's extensive global network along with logistics know-how will ensure consistent offerings to Gloria Jean's Coffees International as it continues to expand in Australia and globally, " said Jens Pohlmann, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Pty. Ltd.


About Gloria Jean’s Coffees

Gloria Jean’s Coffees is an Australian owned and operated global brand with 775 stores in 26 countries worldwide. Of these, 430 are located throughout Australia. It sells hand crafted signature hot and cold coffee drinks, traditional espresso drinks, a range of single origins, blends and estate whole bean coffees and specialty teas, along with pastries and coffee accessories. The company was named ‘2006 International Franchisor of the Year’ by the Franchising & Licensing Association Singapore (FLA) and the company’s international endeavours have also been recognised with the Premier's NSW Exporter of the Year Awards ‘2006 Emerging Exporter Award’ and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Excellence in Franchising Awards ‘Franchise Export Award of the Year 2006’.