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Emak outsources its distribution centre in Italy to Kuehne + Nagel

Milan / Italy, January 7, 2009 – Emak, a member of the industrial Yama Group, a leading European farm and garden machinery manufacturer, has selected Kuehne + Nagel to manage its distribution centre in Italy.

Adjacent to its existing 64,000 sqm logistics facility in Santa Cristinae Bissone, south of Milan, Kuehne + Nagel has opened a newly built 10,500 sqm warehouse specifically designed to host operations on behalf of Emak. Under the three-year agreement Kuehne + Nagel will handle a range of over 850 different Emak items, such as chain saws, brush cutters, lawn mowers, pumps, hedge trimmers as well as related accessories and spare parts.

Approximately 1,200,000 cases, mostly machines, will be received annually from Emak's production facilities in Italy and the Far East and then stored, picked and loaded. Warehouse operations are supported by a radio frequency system with portable handhelds, thereby ensuring highest levels of picking accuracy and productivity. “Outsourcing our warehousing activities to Kuehne + Nagel represents a decisive step to be more competitive and take on the challenge of the global markets. We need a global logistics provider since we are becoming a major player at international level. By providing us with sea- and roadfreight services in addition to the warehouse operations, Kuehne + Nagel will help us to optimise and speed up our flows management from our production sites to our distributors' network around the world,” commented Andrea Cosmi, Logistics Manager of Emak. “We are delighted to have been chosen by Emak as their preferred supply chain partner,” commented Paolo Guidi, Sales and Marketing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Italia srl. “Our global experience in international transport and contract logistics has allowed us to design the optimum solution for the customer's outsourcing plans. Our ambition is to be a close partner for Emak, helping them to meet future key challenges in reinforcing their
position in Europe and becoming a major player worldwide”.

About Kuehne + Nagel

With more than 54,000 employees at 850 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based lead logistics and supply chain management services.

In Italy, Kuehne + Nagel operates across 31 locations with 600,000 sqm of warehouse space under management. The company has a workforce of 2,200 employees.

For further information, please visit www.kuehne-nagel.com

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