Kuehne + Nagel to open new IT competence centre in Porto

Inex Partners Oy has nominated Kuehne+Nagel to be its partner for order and supplier management and overseas ocean freight.

Kuehne + Nagel has announced the opening of a new IT competence centre in Porto, focused on the development of e-solutions and new digital services. The company hopes that its new IT Hub will contribute to its goal of accelerating digital technologies for its global customers and also increase the efficiency of its digital logistics processes through standardisation and automation. In order to achieve this, it plans to hire more than 200 software engineers in Porto by mid-2022.

According to the provider, Porto is home to a vibrant international tech scene, new start-ups and development labs with Portuguese and international skilled technology professionals. Internationally recognised events such as the annually held Web Summit, confirm the city’s leading position in the tech sector.

Martin Kolbe, CIO and Member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, commented: “The new IT Hub is ideally timed to accelerate the roll out of our digital master plan. Here in Porto, we offer a fascinating and international working environment in the world of logistics for many different talents in IT.”

As the internal software house of the Group, Kuehne + Nagel’s IT unit owns and develops in-house solutions with a strong existing presence in Hamburg (Germany) and Tallinn (Estonia).

Source: Kuehne + Nagel

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