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Continental Tyre selects Kuehne and Nagel to manage warehouse operation in South Africa

25 May 2011

Kuehne + Nagel has taken over the management of the plant warehouse operation for Continental Tyre S.A. (Pty) Ltd at their production premises in Port Elizabeth.

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.


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