Kuehne + Nagel accelerates growth in Asia-Pacific

Kuehne Nagel Hong Kong container terminal

Kuehne + Nagel has announced it will be focusing on developing its operations in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming years following the company’s success in Europe, significant growth and successful integration of its three major acquisitions in North America.

The logistics provider has decided to concentrate its strengths by combining the company’s two Asian organisations into one. This will enable the company to target a stronger position in logistics all over Asia. The newly joint operations in the Asia-Pacific region will have around 10,000 employees and will be headquartered in Singapore with immediate effect.

Joint leadership

The two current regional managers, Jens Drewes and Siew Loong Wong, will jointly lead the development of Kuehne + Nagel in the region.

Dr. Joerg Wolle, chairman of the board of directors at Kuehne + Nagel International AG said: “Kuehne + Nagel has shown great success all over Asia Pacific in the recent years and built up an already strong position in this remarkable region of the world.”

“We strongly believe that Asia Pacific will be the driver of the global economic development in the years to come. The joint leadership of the region by two proven executives will prepare the ground for a new dimension of organic and inorganic growth of our networks to even better serve our customers.”

Expansion in the UK

In other news, Kuehne + Nagel has plans to open a facility at a new development near East Midlands Airport, located just north of the airfield. The 700-acre development has planning consent for up to six million square feet of logistics accommodation. Other businesses that have already committed to moving onto the new site include Amazon, Nestlé and Shop Direct.

Kuehne + Nagel  was founded in Bremen, Germany.  Today, the company has 1,300 offices in over 100 countries and around 82,000 employees.

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