Kuehne + Nagel expands contract logistics footprint

Kuehne + Nagel Luxembourg’s third contract logistics site is reported to leverage the central location in Europe for e-commerce.

The company has opened a fulfilment centre in Contern, Luxembourg, with 34,000 square metres of warehousing space.

The opening ceremony was attended by Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, Kuehne + Nagel’s Honourary Chairman, Klaus-Michael Kühne, and other political representatives and business personalities.

The expansion reaffirms Luxembourg as a strategic location for Kuehne + Nagel in the centre of Europe with easy access to the continent’s most important consumer markets. From the Grand Duchy, Kuehne + Nagel meets the complex and dynamic supply chain needs of its customers through integrated value-added solutions – especially in the area of e-commerce fulfilment. This includes inventory management, picking, packing and shipping orders, managing returns, as well as value-added services.

Klaus-Michael Kühne said: “Following a promising start 51 years ago, Kuehne + Nagel has been growing its multi-modal logistics solutions in Luxembourg continually and now further strengthens its function as a strategic contract logistics hub in Europe. This also underlines our confidence in the business location and the fruitful collaboration with the government of Luxembourg and the local authorities of Contern.”

Tobias Jerschke, Managing Director of Kuehne+Nagel BeLux, added: “The new fulfilment centre perfectly complements our existing e-commerce hub in Belgium, securing fast end-to-end lead times. At the same time, the warehouse roofs perfectly lend themselves to the biggest photovoltaic installation to date by Enovos – Luxembourg’s main energy supplier. Supporting the green energy transition in the country underlines Kuehne + Nagel’s strong commitment to sustainability as part of its ambitious Net Zero Carbon targets.”

Kuehne + Nagel Luxembourg today employs over 700 people and has 100,000 square metres of warehousing space. In addition, the company has a historically strong presence in Road Logistics, Sea Logistics and Air Logistics (with an office at Findel airport) as well as an Integrated Logistics team managing regional and global contracts for 4PL customers with a focus on consumer electronics, industrial goods and pharma.

In other news, Kuehne + Nagel reports performance excellence across all business units.

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