Kuehne + Nagel expands its global services for BMW Group


Kuehne + Nagel and BMW have expanded their partnership in Europe and Asia. It has established two new distribution centres in Germany and Poland. In addition, K + N will provider dealer distribution from Beijing and Shanghai. Kuehne + Nagel how operates in 14 BMW facilities, with a consolidated presence in China.

Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics, commented, “Focusing on dynamic industries such as automotive is part of our 2022 roadmap. It is our clear goal to further increase our automotive footprint globally. Therefore, we continuously develop innovative solutions for the aftersales market. The extension of our global services for BMW Group is an important milestone. Partnering with BMW always means to push innovation to the next level in operations, data management, visibility and transparency and end customer centricity. We are delighted to provide our competence to our longstanding customer BMW Group at two more sites in Europe and to expand our services for BMW Brilliance Automotive in China.”

With a size of 70,000 sq m, the regional distribution centre (RDC) in Kleinaitingen is one of the largest distribution centres Kuehne + Nagel manages for the BMW Group. It serves more than 300 dealers over Southern Germany and Western Austria. Kuehne + Nagel is responsible for physically receiving and handling incoming goods, storage, picking dealer’s orders, packaging, and shipping. An assortment of around 82,000 articles are stored, with around 23,000 daily outbound deliveries handled.

The site in Slubice, Poland covers 30,900 sq m, with room for expansion of up to 10,700 sq m. The warehouse replaces the existing RDC in Poland which had a size of 15,000 sq m. It serves 125 dealers in North-Eastern Germany and about 35 in Poland.

The RDC dealer distribution network from Beijing and Shanghai will provide daily spare parts deliveries to 340 dealers in North, Central and Eastern China.

Source: Kuehne + Nagel

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