The food manufacturer Nestlé and the logistics company Kuehne + Nagel announced a partnership in the Netherlands. K + N will warehouse, transport and deliver all Nestlé products over the next five years.
All Nestlé products (including chocolate, coffee and culinary products as well as pet and baby foods will be warehoused in a K + N distribution center build exclusively for Nestlé.
Kuehne + Nagel is already supplying all consumer´s internet orders for Nestlé brands Nespresso, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto and Special-T. For the International Travel Retail concept, Kuehne + Nagel supplies goods from its Veghel location to all duty-free destinations around the world, such as airports and cruise ships.
”The Fast Moving Customer Goods (FMCG) industry is of strategic importance to Kuehne + Nagel. We are therefore very pleased to enter into a long-term partnership with Nestlé – Netherlands. Nestlé – Netherlands wishes to have a single partner for all its distribution channels. This ‘Omni channel approach’, in which all logistic flows are managed centrally, is gaining importance in the fast changing consumer landscape. We have proven our ability to reliably and effectively operate all channels from the same logistics concept, and to anticipate changes promptly. We thereby can provide Nestlé Netherlands with the right logistics solution,” says Diederick de Vroet, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Netherlands.
Kuehne + Nagel distribution center will have 50,000 m2, and will be environmentally friendly, ISO 14001 certified, with NG-fuelled trucks.