13
July
2009
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07:15
Europe/Amsterdam

Kuehne + Nagel to provide integrated logistics solutions for Graco Inc.

Graco Inc., one of the world’s leaders in fluid handling systems and components, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a new contract for the provision of integrated logistics services for its Australian operations.

Under the recently signed five-year agreement, Kuehne + Nagel is responsible for providing comprehensive services to support Graco’s entire product range of around 2,600 items to move, measure, control, dispense and spray a wide range of fluids and viscous materials used in lubrication, commercial and industrial settings. These services include international transportation by sea and air, import customs clearance, storage, inventory management and distribution to Graco’s customers throughout Australia.

In addition, Kuehne + Nagel will provide a series of value-added services, covering labelling, reverse logistics and repacking. All warehouse processes will be supported by Kuehne + Nagel’s state-of-the-art information and warehouse management systems, such as KN Login, to ensure complete visibility along Graco’s supply chain on a real-time, 24/7 basis.

“We require a capable logistics provider with industry know-how as well as local and international experience. Kuehne + Nagel has proven itself to be our trusted partner for the ongoing success of Graco in Australia," said Stuart Jackway, Operations Manager of Graco Australia.

"This contract is an endorsement of our industry-leading services in Australia. Leveraging on our logistics expertise, Graco can focus on its core competence while improving its supply chain performance and increasing its market competitiveness,“ said Jens Pohlmann, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel Australia.