Kuehne + Nagel and Assa Abloy, the largest global supplier of intelligent lock and security solutions, have signed a new long-term contract for UK warehousing and distribution services.
Under the exclusive seven year contract, Kuehne + Nagel will operate the Assa Abloy National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Wolverhampton and will assume management of all UK related transport between the NDC and the UK manufacturing facility at Willenhall and Assa Abloy customers.
Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for the provision of warehousing and distribution services including collection of finished goods from manufacturing sites, receipt of goods, pick, pack & dispatch operations, delivery to retail outlets and end users.
Value Added services include re-packing & customer-specific product configurations.
Lee Philip, Chief Operating Officer for Assa Abloy commented,
“As our customer service is extremely important to us we recognised that we could improve our performance and better meet the needs of our wide customer base by working in partnership with a true Warehouse and Logistics expert. We went with Kuehne + Nagel because they bought into our business strategy and to date they have executed the contract in a highly professional way to a high standard. I am confident we have picked the right partner and look forward to a long mutually prosperous partnership with Kuehne + Nagel while exceeding the expectations of our valued customers”.
Richard Roberson, General Manager for Business Development at Kuehne + Nagel commented,
“We are delighted to have been selected by Assa Abloy Limited. This is a key strategic win for the Kuehne + Nagel Contract Logistics business in the UK and fits perfectly with our strategy to further develop our presence in the Industrial and Technology sectors.”