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September
2005
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04:35
Europe/Amsterdam

New logistics facility in Norrköping

Kuehne + Nagel is expanding its logistics capacities in Swedento meet the growing demand for integrated services. In the presence of numerous customers and business partners, the company today officially opened its new state-of-the-art facility in Norrköping.

Kuehne + Nagel was established in Swedenin 1987 and today operates at five locations with around 230 employees. Built to accommodate the dynamic performance of business, the new and larger facility in the seaport town of Norrköpingin southern Swedenoffers nearly 20,000 sqm of logistics and handling space, as well as the capacity to provide value added services along the entire supply chain. All the company’s forwarding operations (seafreight, airfreight, overland transportation) are also brought together in the new building. This bundling of activities supports the optimisation of processes and helps achieve synergies.

NorrköpingHändelöIndustrial Park, where the new logistics centre is located, provides easy access to the E4 Stockholm-Malmö/Copenhagen motorway and lies in close proximity to the port, with direct container lines to Finlandand the Baltics as well as regular feeder services to the Continent. Moreover, the location’s direct rail access allows for the inclusion of rail traffic into comprehensive logistics concepts, which the facility is designed to provide.

Customers have access to state-of-the-art warehouse technology and Kuehne + Nagel’s globally standardised warehouse management systems. The integration of contract logistics and international forwarding systems facilitates considerable transparency enhancements – a significant precondition for the increase of process and cost efficiency in the supply chain.

Ulf Sundberg, Managing Director for Kuehne + NagelAB, said, “This new facility is testimony to the successful expansion of our contract logistics business and the provision of integrated services. Sweden’s dynamic development into a logistics hub for the Nordic and Baltic countries supports our growth course, and we are considering to expand at other locations, too.”

The new property fully complies with modern security and environmental requirements, and its ecological architecture allowed for the consideration of all aspects of resource conservation.
inge.lauble@kuehne-nagel.com