Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has broken ground for its new contract logistics centre in Luxembourg, due to open in the second half of 2020.
The main focus lies on consumer and industrial goods, as well as spare parts. With 20 loading bays, the total warehouse capacity built will be 20,000 sqm and is extendable up to 30,000 sqm.
The event also marked the ten year contract extension between K+N and On AG – a Swiss company specialised in performance running shoes – a cooperation that started in 2010.
The new contract logistics centre will serve On as its advanced European distribution centre for both off- and online channels and will play an important role in the rapid international expansion of the company, K+N says.
An advanced three-level storage and handling area will support the picking, packing and high-speed sorting of the shoes.
“In view of the increasing demand for pan-European e-fulfillment services for dynamically growing companies like On, Kuehne + Nagel is positioning itself as an integrated logistics provider in Europe,” says Tobias Jerschke, managing director of Kuehne + Nagel BeLux. “Kuehne + Nagel’s innovative and digital solutions are key to meet this increasing demand.”
Marc Maurer, COO of On, adds: “On is gaining more fans faster than ever before. On’s supply chain capabilities are essential to the success of the company and we are happy to lay the foundation for future growth. Kuehne + Nagel’s new logistics centre in Luxembourg will play an important role for our European demand, so that we can continue to deliver happiness to all our B2B partners and B2C customers.”
The new state-of-the-art facility is ideally located in Luxembourg, according to K+N, within close proximity to highways and airports which enables fast access to all European destinations.
Kuehne + Nagel will leverage the new hub to offer its services to other companies, especially in the area of e-commerce, it says.