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October
2004
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05:03
Europe/Amsterdam

Pirelli Tire North America selects Kuehne + Nagel to optimize and manage North American logistics

Pirelli Tire, world leader in ultra high performance tires, has selected Kuehne + Nagel to implement a new North American supply chain solution, including optimization and management of its warehousing and distribution network.

Kuehne + Nagel will manage inbound receipt, storage and distribution of Pirelli tires to customers across America.

As part of Pirelli’s new ‘Logistics and Customer Care Action Plan,’ targeted to enhance its total client service, Pirelli chose Kuehne + Nagel for its optimization capabilities, transition expertise, and proven industry experience.

Guy Mannino, President and CEO of Pirelli Tire North America, commented, “We have listened very intently to our trade customers in order to better understand their needs, particularly with respect to delivery service, and we believe that this new arrangement with Kuehne + Nagel will represent a major step forward in our logistics service and a major contribution to expanding our business in North America.”

Pirelli Tire North America specializes in the manufacture and marketing of high performance car, light truck and motorcycle tires and currently has three of its highly advanced MIRS (Modular Integrated Robotized System) modules in operation in its new factory in Rome, Georgia, to better serve the American OEM and Replacement markets. For more information visit the company’s web site at www.us.pirelli.com

In North America, Kuehne + Nagel provides an in-place network of 40 multi-client distribution centers with 11 million square feet of space for companies with a need for a high-performance, yet flexible distribution infrastructure.