Kuehne + Nagel strengthens footprint in Indonesia through strategic acquisition

October 05, 2018 - 13:15
Kuehne + Nagel strengthens footprint in Indonesia through strategic acquisition

  • Extension of strategic partnership with WiraLogistics through acquisition of its logistics operations
  • Establishment of nationwide logistics anddistribution network to provide fully integrated end-to-end logistics solutionsacross Indonesia
  • Indonesia as one of the Asian key developmentmarkets for Kuehne + Nagel's contract logistics


Schindellegi / CH - Media OutReach - October 2, 2018 - Kuehne + Nagel announced the acquisition of the logisticsoperations of Wira Logistics, a leading Indonesian logistics company. Thisstrategic acquisition will strengthen Kuehne + Nagel's nationwide warehousingand distribution network in Indonesia.


Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + NagelInternational AG, responsible for contract logistics, says: "Indonesia isarguably the most important internet market in South East Asia in terms of itssheer size, emerging middle class and digitally savvy population. With thisacquisition we can leverage our global eCommerce strategy. At the same time itallows us to strengthen our Contract Logistics footprint in Asia and ourposition as a leading logistics service provider. The tightened domestic networkwill further enhance our value proposition of providing fully integratedend-to-end logistics solutions to our customers across Indonesia."


The expansion of Kuehne + Nagel's warehousing and distribution capabilitiesin Indonesia where imports and exports account for close to US$300 billion annuallyhas been a strategic focus for the company. The country's burgeoning middleclass is driving increased purchasing power making it an important consumermarket for many companies.


Throughthis acquisition, a strategically excellent positioned  distribution centre in Cibitung together withsatellite locations in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali will now be part of Kuehne +Nagel's warehouse portfolio. The expanded operations will also include anincreased distribution network of 200 vehicles enabling wider coverage forcustomers across Java.


"Kuehne + Nagel started operations in Indonesia in1992. Over the years, we have become the logistics partner of choice for manyblue chip multi national corporations and local companies. These partnershipsare a testament of our expertise and understanding of our customers' needs,regardless of the size of their company. We are very excited by thisacquisition and the additional opportunities that it will create for ourbusiness," said Jens Drewes, President of Kuehne + Nagel South Asia Pacific.


"Wirais very proud to expand our fruitful relationship with Kuehne + Nagel. Ourexisting and future customers will stand to benefit from Kuehne + Nagel'smarket-leading position, capabilities and global expertise," said EkahadiDjaja, President Commissioner, PT, Wira Logistics. 


About Kuehne +Nagel
Withapproximately 79,000 employees at more than 1,300 locations in over 100countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logisticscompanies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight,contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providingIT-based integrated logistics solutions.
Further information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com