Vectura AS outsources warehousing and distribution services to Kuehne + Nagel
Kuehne + Nagel will manage the 8,000 sqm facility which currently handles 11 million units per annum and has over 3,700 active stock keeping units. In addition, Kuehne + Nagel will select and manage the transport carriers used to undertake all deliveries from the Trondheim warehouse.
Under the terms of the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel is able to benefit from additional warehouse and office capacity at Trondheim not currently utilised by the Vectura operation. This idle space will be used to expand Kuehne + Nagel’s network in Norway, offering warehousing, sea-, air- and roadfreight services to new and existing customers.
Rolf Brustad, Managing Director of Vectura, says, “Kuehne + Nagel is a professional logistics company that will continue to provide excellent service and effective solutions for our customers to further develop our business and market share.”
“This opportunity enables Kuehne + Nagel to generate value for Vectura’s supply chain whilst developing our service offering to customers in the Trondheim area,” explains Yngve Ruud, National Manager for Kuehne + Nagel in Norway. “By establishing a sustainable business at the site which will exist beyond Vectura’s planned exit of Trondheim in 2013, Kuehne + Nagel is also able to preserve the jobs of the 22 employees currently working there.”
Vectura is a company in Arcus-Gruppen and the leading logistics company for wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages in Norway, with a market share of 49% in 2009. Vectura supplies complete logistics solutions, which include imports from more than 1000 suppliers in 50 countries, stock holding and distribution to Vinmonopolet, more than 4,000 customers in the Horeca industry, wholesalers and the grocery sector throughout Norway. Further information can be found at www.arcusgruppen.com