24
February
2006
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04:39
Europe/Amsterdam

Kuehne + Nagel Mexico manages spare parts warehousing for Toyota

Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded a 5-year contract to manage national spare parts warehousing for Japanese carmaker Toyota. The agreement confirms the logistics provider’s expertise in delivering services tailored to the automotive industry.

Operating out of the new Cuautitlan distribution centre in the north of Mexico City, Kuehne + Nagel is initially dedicating around 6,000 square metres (65,000 sqft) of warehouse space to Toyota. Services include goods receiving, inventory control, pick & pack, special handling of hazardous material and order preparation. The carmaker plans to supply all Mexico-based dealers from the location.

To ensure highest service and productivity levels for the large number and variety of items handled, a total quality and continuous improvement program will be implemented by both companies. Robert D. Weldon Jr., CEO of Toyota Mexico, said, “Among other things, we selected Kuehne + Nagel because the company shares our philosophy of continuous improvement, which greatly facilitates teamwork between the two partners.”

Ferdinand Kurt, CEO of Kuehne + Nagel Mexico, said, “We are very pleased to be awarded this contract by Toyota, which recognises Kuehne + Nagel’s industry-specific sales structure and further enhances our automotive expertise. I am sure the professionals of both companies will contribute to the success of this new relationship.