Gigaset Communications (Shanghai)Ltd. has appointed Kuehne + Nagel to manage its national distribution centre in Shanghai. In addition, the logistics provider is responsible for domestic warehousing and distribution services for the entire range of Siemens-Gigaset-branded cordless phone products in the Chinese sales market.
The contract is an extension of the successful cooperation between Kuehne + Nagel and the Gigaset predecessor company Siemens Home & Office Communication Devices (Shanghai) Ltd. Since 2006, Kuehne + Nagel has been entrusted with central warehousing and national distribution services for Siemens Gigaset.
The newly-sealed agreement is being implemented at Kuehne + Nagel’s
class-A logistics centre in Baoshan district of Shanghai. From the shared
facility, Kuehne + Nagel is in charge of unloading and inspecting
Gigaset’s shipments from Germany, storage, order picking, dispatch
preparation and national distribution to more than 100 destinations
across the country. Other services encompass central management of
spare parts for national-wide returns and repairs as well as tracking and
tracing of products enabled by Kuehne + Nagel’s advanced information
"By incorporating all the above mentioned services in Kuehne + Nagel’s
logistics platform, the partnership will continue to significantly optimise
Gigaset’s overall supply chain and upkeep its flexibility essential in
today’s dynamic market," commented Jens Drewes, National Manager
of Kuehne + Nagel in Central and Northern China.
"With the continuous innovations and launching of new product models,
we are optimistic about further market development. The partnership
with Kuehne + Nagel will ensure that our quality products will be in the
right place at the right time and the logistics value chain remains highly
competitive," said Johann Goettler, Chief Financial Officer of Gigaset
Communications (Shanghai) Ltd.