Logistics company Kuehne and Nagel expands contract services in the Baltic States

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

performance quality."