In the scope of the new contract, Kuehne + Nagel supports Continental Tyre’s original equipment and aftermarket dealer business in the South African market. The comprehensive service offering includes: receiving tyres from production, carrying out quality control checks, storage, inbound and outbound handling, picking and packing, inventory management as well as management of empty containers. In addition, Kuehne + Nagel will provide an external warehousing solution for overflow volumes in Port Elizabeth.
Henning Kassen, Global Responsible Tyre Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution, Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, said: “We chose Kuehne + Nagel as our partner in South Africa due to their advanced technical know-how and because of their strategic fit as a global business partner.”
“We are delighted that Continental Tyre has entrusted us with their warehousing operation in South Africa, due to the successful cooperation with Kuehne + Nagel in various other countries. This new project will also strengthen our position in the South African automotive sector,” said Graham Smit, General Manager Contract Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel South Africa.
About Kuehne + Nagel
With more than 58,000 employees at 900 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group (kuehne-nagel.com) 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 lead logistics solutions.
In South Africa, Kuehne + Nagel operates nine locations with almost 550 employees.