Kuehne+Nagel is named most visionary leader in Gartner’s 2022 Magic Quadrant for third-party logistics
- Gartner praises Kuehne+Nagel’s vertical/industry strategy, its overall viability and market understanding
- Leading position among 13 international logistics service providers assessed
For the second consecutive year in a row, Gartner’s 2022 Magic Quadrant recognises Kuehne+Nagel as a worldwide leader for third party logistics. This year, the Swiss Group even improved its strong position as the most visionary leader among the 13 international logistics service providers assessed. According to Gartner, in the past year, Kuehne+Nagel has become the world’s largest sea and air freight forwarder, measured by volumes managed.
Gartner praises Kuehne+Nagel for its highly developed vertical/industry strategy, highlighting the company’s deployment of subject matter experts that offer differentiated services to 13 individual industry segments.
Another strength is Kuehne+Nagel’s overall viability – particularly its considered and thoughtful approach to growth, whether through acquisition to address gaps or investment to drive innovation.
Gartner also highlighted Kuehne+Nagel’s market understanding. The logistics Group’s early investment in control towers and a continued pioneering approach to sustainable logistics are examples that support this assessment.
Reinhard Schullerus, Global Head of Sales at Kuehne+Nagel, comments: “The entire Kuehne+Nagel team is delighted that our hard work, innovation and dedication to delivering for our customers have once again been recognised this year by Gartner, and we’ll aim to keep it that way in the years to come.”
The research and advisory firm Gartner annually evaluates third-party logistics (3PL) service providers worldwide. The result is presented in the Magic Quadrant, measuring completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner defines a third-party logistics (3PL) provider as a commercial firm that provides one or more logistics functions on behalf of its customers on an outsourced basis for a fee.
With over 78,000 employees at almost 1,300 sites in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics providers. It operates in sea logistics, air logistics, road logistics and contract logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.
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