- One of the world's leading perishable logistics providers further
expands its global network
- Growing the KN FreshChain footprint across
South Asia Pacific
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - Media OutReach - November 7, 2019 - Kuehne + Nagel further enhances
its perishable logistics service offering with the opening of an airfreight
perishable hub in Auckland, New Zealand. The brand new facility is part of
Kuehne + Nagel's strategy to grow its airfreight offering in the region, in
particular the KN FreshChain footprint. Being one of the leading perishable
logistics providers in the world, Kuehne + Nagel aims to drive service excellence
and further strengthen its end-to-end perishable solutions.
Picture caption, from left to right: Francis Murugan, Managing Director Kuehne + Nagel New Zealand, Karen Hageman, General Manager Airfreight Kuehne + Nagel New Zealand, Jens Drewes, President Kuehne + Nagel South Asia Pacific
Jens Drewes, President South Asia
Pacific of Kuehne + Nagel says, "With a well-known international reputation for
producing high-quality food products and produce for export, New Zealand is an
ideal location for building an airfreight perishable facility. This investment
reaffirms our long-term commitment to creating value for our customers through
our airfreight solutions, especially KN FreshChain."
Located close to the Auckland Airport,
the hub of over 6,000 m2 has a dedicated space for the storage and
management of temperature-sensitive products. The facility is equipped with six
perishable cool rooms with adjustable temperature and two freezer chambers.
There are also two rooms dedicated for the handling of pharmaceutical products.
Additionally, the hub is Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) certified.
"The perishable industry is a key
growth area for Kuehne + Nagel. The new facility will address the needs for
high-quality transportation of temperature-sensitive perishable products and strengthen
our position as a leading player in the New Zealand airfreight perishable
industry," adds Francis Murugan, Managing Director, Kuehne + Nagel New Zealand.
About Kuehne + Nagel
With almost 82,000 employees
at more than 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is
one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies
in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with
a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions. Further
information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com