Kuehne + Nagel Luxembourg
Off the starting blocks: Kuehne + Nagel and On Running mark ground-breaking for new Luxembourg hub
Kuehne + Nagel’s new Luxembourg contract logistics centre to become the European distribution hub for Swiss performance running shoes manufacturer On
The state-of-the-art facility will be equipped for e-commerce solutions across the value chain
Contern / LUX, September 4, 2019 – Kuehne + Nagel held the ground-breaking ceremony of a new contract logistics centre in Luxembourg. The event also marked the ten year contract extension between Kuehne + Nagel and On AG, a cooperation that started in 2010.
From left to right: Marc Maurer, COO of On AG; Tobias Jerschke, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel BeLu; Patrick Nickels, Director at the Ministry of Economy of Luxembourg; Walter Hellmich, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of the Hellmich Group; Fernand Schiltz, Alderman of the City of Contern.
The new contract logistics centre, due to open in the second half of 2020, will serve On as its advanced European distribution centre for both off- and online channels and will play an important role in the rapid international expansion of the Swiss company specialized in performance running shoes.
"In view of the increasing demand for pan-European e-fulfillment services for dynamically growing companies like On, Kuehne + Nagel is positioning itself as an integrated logistics provider in Europe. Kuehne + Nagel’s innovative and digital solutions are key to meet this increasing demand,” says Tobias Jerschke, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel BeLux.
Marc Maurer, COO of On AG, adds: ”On is gaining more fans faster than ever before. On’s supply chain capabilities are essential to the success of the company and we are happy to lay the foundation for future growth. Kuehne + Nagel’s new logistics centre in Luxembourg will play an important role for our European demand, so that we can continue to deliver happiness to all our B2B partners and B2C customers.”
The new state-of-the-art facility is ideally located in Luxembourg, within close proximity to highways and airports which enables fast access to all European destinations. With 20 loading bays, the total warehouse capacity built will be 20,000 m² and is extendable up to 30,000 m². An advanced three-level storage and handling area will support the picking, packing and high-speed sorting of the shoes.
Once completed, Kuehne + Nagel will leverage the new hub to offer even more customers its proven end-to-end expertise, especially in the area of e-commerce. The main focus lies on consumer and industrial goods as well as spare parts.
About On AG
On was born in the Swiss Alps with one goal: to revolutionize the sensation of running. It’s all based on one radical idea. Soft landings followed by explosive take-offs. Or, as we call it, running on clouds. It’s not just a love of running that brought former professional athlete Olivier Bernhard and his friends David Allemann and Caspar Coppetti together. They were dedicated to developing a revolutionary idea. This is their story. After retiring from professional competition, three-time world duathlon champion and multiple Ironman winner Olivier Bernhard devoted himself to finding a running shoe that would give him the perfect running sensation. Today, you can buy On products at over 5,000 stores in over 50 countries. In addition to its European headquarters in Zurich, On has offices in the USA, Japan, Australia, China and Brazil. On products are winning international design and technology awards. And there's no finish line in sight. For more information, please visit our website www.on-running.com
About Kuehne + Nagel
With over 82,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on high value-added segments such as IT-based integrated logistics solutions. Kuehne + Nagel Luxembourg was founded in 1970 and has nearly 700 employees. For more information, please visit our website www.kuehne-nagel.lu