The Kuehne + Nagel Group has founded a wholly-owned subsidiary in Belarus, based in the capital of Minsk. The new entity is a decisive step to further integrate this market into the Company’s global logistics network and comprehensive service offering.
"With its geographical position between Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan and
China, Belarus is a strategically important country in which we see an
interesting potential," commented Bob Mihok, Kuehne + Nagel’s Regional
Manager Eastern Europe. "Our own subsidiary will enable us to better
integrate the country into our worldwide network and to accelerate our
strategic expansion in Eastern Europe. It will also help to leverage our
globally standardised processes and to offer our customers the full range
of our integrated logistics service portfolio."
Kuehne + Nagel has been active in Belarus since 1996 with representative
offices in Minsk and in Brest and is providing services to an increasing
number of customers, particularly from the automotive, pharmaceutical,
chemical, retail, wood production and power engineering industries. Apart
from FTL, LTL and weekly groupage services between Belarus, Europe,
Russia and Kazakhstan, Kuehne + Nagel also offers global airfreight
transportation through Minsk airport as well as LCL and FCL services
via the ports of Klaipeda and Riga.
Elena Dushnjak, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Belarus, says: "Belarus is
an attractive region for large international companies from Europe and Asia doing business in Eastern Europe. Our integrated logistics services combined with our proven knowledge of the local market can support them in improving supply chain efficiency and reliability."