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Kuehne and Nagel awarded contract for warehousing and inbound logistics of agricultural spare parts

Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded a contract by AGCO to manage its aftermarket Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) in Johannesburg, South Africa. From the
facility, parts are distributed within South Africa as well as to several
neighbouring countries in Africa.

The new Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) has gone officially operative in
December 2012. It consists of a storage capacity for 40.000 parts. Located
near the O.R. Tambo International Airport, the built-to-suit facility will
enable AGCO to significantly improve order response times to its African

The services that Kuehne + Nagel is offering include receiving, inventory
control, picking & packing, handling of dangerous goods as well as prepackaging
and returns handling of AGCO’s spare parts. Furthermore,
Kuehne + Nagel provides seafreight and airfreight inbound services of
parts originating from Turkey, France, Brazil and India and is responsible
for the facility’s maintenance and security.

This new warehouse business is an important milestone in entering into a
long-term relationship with AGCO under a signed master level agreement
for warehousing. It also strengthens Kuehne + Nagel’s market position in
the segment of logistics solutions to the agricultural sector which shows
significant and sustainable growth potential.

Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Kuehne + Nagel Contract Logistics
South Africa, comments, "We are delighted that AGCO has awarded its
inbound supply chain and warehouse operations in South Africa to us. A
dedicated team will ensure the successful implementation and operation
of this project."

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