KONE selects Damco as global logistics partner

JOC Staff |

Espoo – KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, and Damco, one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers, have signed a Global Transportation agreement appointing Damco as their global logistics partner for shipping KONE’s elevators, escalators and spare parts to selected overseas destinations.

KONE is seeing increasing global demand for its products, and needed a reliable logistics partner to support their projects in both developed and emerging markets. The services Damco provides to KONE include Ocean freight and Landside services.

“We recognise that Damco is one of the world’s leading supply chain experts,” says Aki Latvanne, Category Manager Logistics sourcing, KONE. “We are convinced that Damco has the expertise, experience and resources to further engage in optimising our supply chain in order to ensure we continuously meet our global customers’ delivery expectations.”

“KONE selected Damco amongst others because of our past delivery performance and unique global account structure,” says Rene Fjord, Damco Global Account Director. “Our expertise and global footprint fits KONE’s requirements well and we have full confidence that we through our partnership can continuously assist KONE to increase the efficiency of their supply chain performance.”