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Kuehne and Nagel manages frozen food for Italian retailer Agora

05 May 2011

Milan based Agorà Network Srl has awarded a six-year contract to Kuehne + Nagel to provide frozen warehousing and distribution operations for the retailer's stores across northern Italy that include brands such as Iperal, Tigros and Poli.

The new agreement represents an extension of the partnership between
Agorà and Kuehne + Nagel. Since 2007, the logistics provider has been
supporting the retailer's supply chain optimisation and managing a 45,000


sqm ambient foods warehouse for Agorà in Brignano Gera d'Adda, east of
Milan.

According to the new contract, Kuehne + Nagel is in charge of frozen foods
inbound services, storage and order preparation at its 12,000 sqm multiuser,
temperature-controlled (-28°C) facility in Ca sorate Primo (PV). It also
encompasses road distribution to serve Agorà's more than 200 points of
sales throughout Northern Italy. The distribution centre will handle
approximately 1,600,000 cases a year, with more than 700 references.
To provide highest levels of picking accuracy and productivity, the
warehouse operations are supported by the latest radio frequency and
voice picking technology. In addition, Kuehne + Nagel's dedicated team is
regularly checking the temperature controlling systems to ensure that all
goods are stored at the correct temperature.

"We choose again Kuehne + Nagel as partner due to their long experience
in chilled and frozen logistics for retailers and manufacturers," said Antonio
Tirelli, CEO of Agorà Network Srl.

"We are delighted about the extension of our successful cooperation. It is
our goal to permanently strive for supply chain optimisation and to support
our customers with comprehensive logistics services," said Ruggero Poli,
Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Italy.


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