Kuehne + Nagel manages national service parts distribution centre for John Deere

Kuehne + Nagel manages national service parts distribution centre for John Deere

Tianjin, China, May 28, 2010 – John Deere (China) Investment Co.
Ltd., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of farm equipment,
has recently awarded Kuehne + Nagel a contract for the management
of its national service parts distribution centre in Tianjin.
With the objectives of better serving its dealers and optimising service
parts management in China, John Deere has centralised all the after-sales
services in a national distribution centre in Tianjin. In the past, its three
factories located in Tianjin, Jiamusi and Ningbo, producing different types
of agricultural machines, offered after-sales services to the dealers in the
country separately.

In the dedicated 5,500-sqm facility, Kuehne + Nagel is responsible for the
management of around 10,000 SKUs and 170,000 units of John Deere’s
products. Kuehne + Nagel’s comprehensive services include inbound
transportation from the three factories to the distribution centre, inventory
management, domestic distribution to the manufacturer’s dealers in China
as well as a series of value-added services, such as inbound receiving,
quality control, labelling, pick & pack operations and order processing.
“Kuehne + Nagel has proven itself to be our partner of choice. Not only
is it a professional leader in the China logistics market, its solutions
demonstrate a high degree of customer orientation and flexibility,”
commented Luke Gakstatter, Director of China Operations of John Deere
(China) Investment Co. Ltd. “Based on its efficient set-up, the facility will
serve as the regional distribution centre for other countries in the Asia-
Pacific region.”

“We are pleased to be supporting John Deere in its initiative of providing
efficient and responsive after-sales services in China. Centralised
management of service parts and excellent performance of the logistics
facility will foster the continued optimisation of John Deere’s supply chain,”
said Jens Drewes, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel in central and
northern China.

About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 55,000 employees at 900 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based supply chain management services.

In China, Kuehne + Nagel operates at 39 offices and employs around 2,600 people.
Further information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com