Kuehne + Nagel takes over Conti South Africa plant logistics
Logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel has assumed management of warehouse operations at Continental’s Port Elizabeth tyre making facility in South Africa. Within the scope of the new contract, Kuehne + Nagel will support Continental Tyre S.A. (Pty) Ltd’s original equipment and aftermarket dealer business in the South African market through 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.
Commenting on the new agreement, Henning Kassen, in charge of Tyre Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution, at 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.” Graham Smit, general manager Contract Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel South Africa, added: “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.”