18
June
2009
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17:20
Europe/Amsterdam

Quadriga selects global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel

Global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has been selected by Quadriga, the leading provider of Internet and entertainment services for the hotel industry across Europe and the Middle East, to manage its supply chain including logistics and distribution of all materials out to hotel customers.

As partner to the world’s leading hotel chains, Quadriga plays a pivotal role in ensuring guest satisfaction. To meet the needs of its hotel customers, Quadriga required a logistics provider with the necessary scale and experience to help deliver optimum levels of customer service and meet stringent delivery commitments across Europe and the Middle East.

Following the successful completion of an implementation phase, Kuehne + Nagel has supported Quadriga through its established Hotel Logistics service offering, drawing on the company’s extensive experience working with luxury hotel operators, procurement companies and amenity distributors, among other exclusive suppliers to the hospitality market.

Kuehne + Nagel is working on behalf of Quadriga to deliver improvements to stock control and the overall customer fulfilment process. Goods are collected from Quadriga’s suppliers in the UK and Europe and consolidated at one of Kuehne + Nagel’s major distribution centres. Materials are stored here as required, ensuring a lean approach to inventory, and quickly turned around to meet customer orders with a unique parts list for each individual hotel. Outbound distribution to Quadriga’s customers is arranged via road, utilising Kuehne + Nagel’s European groupage network.

Paul Wilson, Supply Chain and Content Director for Quadriga, explained why Kuehne + Nagel was selected for the contract, “We have been most impressed by Kuehne + Nagel’s operations and we are very confident that as our logistics partner they will continue to add real value to our service offer. At Quadriga our priority is to provide an unrivalled service to our valued customers – and getting the supply chain element of our offer right is crucial. Kuehne + Nagel has demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of the hospitality industry, offering the highest levels of service with the ability to be flexible and dynamic.”

Kuehne + Nagel’s Vice-President for Hotel Logistics, Achim Glass said, “As a trusted logistics service provider to many leading hotel groups worldwide, Kuehne + Nagel already works with many of Quadriga’s customers. We are specialised in supplying luxury hotels with the installation and on-demand replenishment of a range of products and services from toiletries, spa products and uniforms to guest services such as the Internet and entertainment systems offered by Quadriga. Kuehne + Nagel is therefore able to offer a perfect synergy and understanding of the supply chain for this market.”


About Quadriga Worldwide Limited

Quadriga is a strategic business partner to many of the world’s leading hotels, providing a single complete solution, uniquely combining Internet, Enter­tainment and Branding & Promotion guest and hotel services. These services are enabled by the proven Genesis technology platform and complemented by the latest flat screen displays and a range of products and services for meeting rooms and public areas, all underpinned by Quadriga’s established partner, financing and service capabilities.

Specifically, Quadriga’s experience in providing Internet solutions to guest rooms for over ten years, now representing 120,000 installed hotel rooms, ensures Quadriga is well placed to anticipate and respond to guest’s changing Internet requirements.

In total Quadriga provides services to over 400,000 guest rooms and operates in over 50 countries throughout Europe and the Middle East. As the established market leader, building on 25 years experience dedicated to the hotel sector, Quadriga is proud to work with many of Europe’s leading hotel chains, including InterContinental Hotels Group, Accor, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Hilton, and Sol Melia.

For more information visit www.quadriga.com