Danone, a Fortune 500 company, and one of the most successful health food companies in the world, extends its cooperation agreement with the global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel for another 3,5 years.
In Poland, Kuehne + Nagel provides temperature-controlled warehousing
and co-packing logistics services for Danone, using a purpose-built
13’000 sqm large new facility located in Święcice near Warsaw and the
already existing distribution center in Chorzów (4’000 sqm) in the south of
the country. For both activities, Kuehne + Nagel is Danone’s exclusive
logistics provider. The two companies have been cooperating successfully
for almost 10 years.
The products are delivered from the Danone factories and picked based on
customer orders with modern pick-by-voice technology. Both facilities are
temperature-controlled and feature efficient racking solutions like gravity
racks. The operation runs 24 hours per day on 3 shifts. Kuehne + Nagel
developed customised interfaces to link its warehouse management
system to Danone’s existing IT architecture. Apart from Poland, Kuehne +
Nagel provides logistics services for Danone in many strategic markets
such as in France, Ukraine, Brazil and Italy.
"Co-operation with Kuehne + Nagel, a strong partner in logistics
supporting us with high quality facilities and services, is crucial for our
logistics efficiency as well as for our products out-of factory quality
management to ensure our consumers satisfaction," commented Frank
Uszko, Managing Director of Danone in Poland and the Baltics.
"We are very pleased to strengthen and extend our partnership with Danone in Poland. It is our priority to ensure high quality and flexible logistics services. Focused on advanced information systems and the use of project management tools and methodologies, Kuehne + Nagel ensures value-added logistics processes for Danone in particular and the demanding FMCG sector in general," added Tobias Jerschke, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel in Poland.