PepsiCo awards part of warehousing and distribution logistics in Poland to Kuehne + Nagel

PepsiCo, one of the world’s leading producers of convenience foods and beverages, entrusts Kuehne + Nagel with warehousing and distribution activities in Poland. The agreement covers operations in five warehouse locations.

PepsiCo decided to outsource its warehousing and distribution activities in Poland to a partner in order to improve customer service by responding faster to changing market demands, to reduce supply chain costs and to minimise the environmental impact of its transportation operations.

Kuehne + Nagel presented a solution which exploits synergies by combining the cargo flows of two business locations to secure a faster and environmentally friendly supply chain. The logistics company will be responsible for the inbound transport from Polish manufacturing sites and for the management of five Regional Distribution Centres (RDC).

The Regional Distribution Centres are located in Katowice, Poznan, Wroclaw, Gdansk and Bydgoszcz. In total, they comprise of a surface of approximately 20’000 sqm. From the RDC’s, Kuehne + Nagel will deliver the goods to a network of about 40 local cross-dock platforms which are also managed by Kuehne + Nagel. The first RDC went into operation in June with the others following subsequently in the coming months.

“We have chosen Kuehne + Nagel due to their clear commitment to operational excellence, the support and engagement of their senior stakeholders throughout the outsourcing process, and the strong cultural fit between our organisations. We look forward to a long-term and mutually beneficial partnership with Kuehne + Nagel”, said Oswald Barckhahn, Senior Vice President, General Manager Central Europe of PepsiCo.

“We are delighted that PepsiCo relies on us to increase the efficiency of the warehousing and supply chain activities in Poland. It is a confirmation that we provide attractive solutions to major FMCG customers,” said Tobias Jerschke, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel Poland.