Sephora, the leading retail beauty chain and member of the luxury products group LVMH, has extended its logistics partnership with Kuehne + Nagel for a further three years.
Kuehne + Nagel has been managing Sephora’s national distribution centre
in Italy since 2005. With the newly signed agreement, Kuehne + Nagel will
expand its services to supply the customer’s outlets in various European
countries including Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Poland and Turkey as well
as in the Middle East and in Asia. In total, over 300 stores, 112 of them in
Italy, will be served according to the new agreement. As a result, Kuehne +
Nagel expects to handle up to 40 million pieces of fragrances, make-ups,
skin care and other beauty care products per year for the customer.
The Sephora logistics operations will be provided on a dedicated basis, in a
newly built 12,900 sqm facility, fully compliant with the latest security and
"green building" standards and equipped with large photovoltaic solar
Located in the Logistics Park of Santa Cristina e Bissone in the Lombardy
region – some 50 kilometers southeast of Milan – the new facility ideally
complements the existing 90,000 sqm area Kuehne + Nagel already
operates in the Park.
Maurizio Stroppa, Supply Chain Manager of Sephora, explained: "The
development of Sephora is greatly supported by its logistics choices. In this
context, the new international logistics centre is a key element for our
present and future growth in Eastern Europe, Far East and South East
"We are delighted that the customer has extended the contract and thus
demonstrated its confidence in Kuehne + Nagel’s expertise, capabilities
and staff", said Ruggero Poli, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Italy.
"Even more so as it concerns the internationalisation of the logistics
operation", he added.