New Thailand Logistics Provider for Continental
In Thailand, Continental Tyres has concluded a contract with the local operations of logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel for the national distribution of its tyres. In the scope of the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel Thailand will support Continental Tyres’ original equipment and aftermarket dealer business in Thailand. The service to be performed for Continental Tyres Thailand includes receiving and unloading import containers, checking of manufacturing date, storage, in- & out-handling, picking & packing, inventory management and nationwide distribution to its dealers and end users. The operations are being implemented at Kuehne + Nagel’s shared facility in Theparak.
“Kuehne + Nagel is entrusted due to its experience in our sector. We are particularly impressed by its flexibility and application of latest technology in its industry-specific service offering,” said Wiroj Wachiradechkul, country manager of Continental Tyres (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
“We look forward to a successful cooperation with Continental Tyres in Thailand. With our logistics expertise, comprehensive service range and extensive logistics network we can add substantial value to our customers from the automotive industry,” added Alex Scheld, national manager of Kuehne + Nagel Thailand.
Continental opened its first official office in Thailand last September, an action the company says demonstrates the company’s commitment to and confidence in the increasingly lucrative Thai tyre market. “Our new Thai office will bring us closer to our customers and will also enable us to better respond to their specific, localised needs,” said Wiroj Wachiradechkul at the time of the Bangkok office’s opening. “We will achieve this by focusing on customer centric activities including consumer insights gathering and by making sure that our tyres are well suited to Thai driving conditions and requirement extensively road testing our products on Thailand’s roads.”