In order to strengthen its position in the contract logistics market in the Baltic region, Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new distribution centre near Riga.
Designed to serve as the central hub for Kuehne + Nagel’s logistics
activities in the Baltic region, the new centre will enable the world’s
number three provider of contract logistics services to further expand
its portfolio of integrated supply chain management solutions. The building
is strategically located in Sauriesi in close proximity to Riga, the geographic
central point of the region with excellent airport and road connections,
and will also accommodate the new head office of the national
organisation in Latvia.
In its first construction phase the state-of-the-art facility provides 14.000
sqm of warehousing space, including a special part dedicated to crossdocking
activities, as well as modern offices. A further extension of up
to 40.000 sqm on the same site will be possible. The facility is equipped
with enlarged security standards in order to store high value goods.
Kuehne + Nagel offers its warehouse services currently to large
customers from the high-tech and the FMCG industry.
Karlis Soika, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel Latvia, said: "The
new distribution centre will enable Kuehne + Nagel to better serve the
increasing demand for integrated contract logistics solutions in the Baltic
States and further raise the efficiency of our processes. All our operations
in the new warehouse will be based on powerful IT solutions allowing
us to secure optimal information flow towards our customers and best