Kuehne + Nagel manages nationwide logistics activities for Nestlé Chile

Kuehne + Nagel manages nationwide logistics activities for Nestlé Chile

Santiago, Chile, October 26, 2009 – Nestlé Chile has chosen Kuehne + Nagel as the exclusive contract logistics service provider to manage its national distribution centres. Kuehne + Nagel is responsible for warehousing and distribution services for the shelf-stable range of Nestlé products.

Under the terms of the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel manages Nestlé’s four distribution centres, which are strategically located across the country covering the northern area from Antofagasta, the central area from Quilicura (Santiago) and Maipú, and the southern area from Concepción. The total warehouse space for this operation comprises 65.000 sqm, including 3.100 sqm of cold chambers.

For the implementation, Kuehne + Nagel has adopted its successful “customer transition and integration” model, which includes multidisciplinary project management and dedicated resources from the logistics provider’s national, regional and corporate organisations.

“The successful implementation of this complex project has demonstrated our capacity to provide flexible and individual solutions to our customers on a global scale. We are honoured to be Nestlé’s business partner in this challenging assignment,” commented Ingo Goldhammer, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Chile.

“The partnership Kuehne + Nagel and Nestlé have set up to manage the logistics of Nestlé’s end products has to deliver competitive advantage,” said Jaime Rojo, Nestlé Supply Chain Director for the Austral American Region. “Nestlé expects to receive not only high-quality service, but also added value from Kuehne + Nagel’s experience and knowledge, which is key for us in differentiating from our competitors and exceeding customers and consumers expectations from a service and efficiency standpoint.”

About Nestlé

Nestlé with headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé and is today the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Sales for 2008 were CHF 109.9 billion, with a net profit of CHF 18.0 billion. Nestlé employs around 283 000 people and has factories or operations in almost every country in the world.

In Chile, the company has operations since 1934. With seven factories located throughout the country, Nestlé produces over 1.500 products, under 52 outstanding brands, for domestic consumption and exportation.

Further information can be found at www.nestle.com

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 Chile, Kuehne + Nagel operates at eight locations with 71.000 sqm of warehouse space under management. The company has a workforce of 460 people.

Further information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com