27
September
2005
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11:08
Europe/Berlin

Memorex Europe renews contract with Kuehne + Nagel in the Netherlands

Memorex Products Europe Ltd, one of the world’s leading suppliers of CD/DVD media and USB/data storage devices, has prolonged its contract with Kuehne + Nagel in the Netherlands to provide contract logistics and European distribution services.

The renewed two-year agreement encompasses inbound receipt of goods from the Far East, customs clearance, storage at Kuehne + Nagel’s Utrecht logistics centre and direct delivery to Memorex customers (electronics retailers and stores) across Europe. Kuehne + Nagel has dedicated 10,000 sqm at its multi-user facility to these operations, where added value services include repacking, labelling, pick/pack and fiscal representation.

Gordon Frisby, Commercial Director at Memorex Products Europe, said, “More than in other industries, the consumer electronics market tends to be sales driven and is characterised by short product life cycles. Also, customers are ordering increasingly small quantities which brings new challenges to Kuehne + Nagel. Much to our satisfaction, the company has proved itself a highly capable partner in providing the responsive and flexible logistics services we require.”

In addition to the renewed contract, Kuehne + Nagel also manages all sea and airfreight forwarding from Memorex suppliers in China and Taiwan to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. These operations seamlessly integrate with the logistics and distribution activities at Utrecht, and Memorex is provided with end-to-end visibility from factory to customer. “

Our business relationship with Memorex has grown into a constructive and long-term partnership. Today, we are proud to say that Kuehne + Nagel operates as supply chain solution provider for Memorex, across our business fields and global network”, says Friso Bakker, Director Contract Logistics at Kuehne + Nagel in the Benelux.