Santiago, Chile, August 28, 2012 – Bayer Healthcare Chile has chosen Kuehne + Nagel to manage its national distribution centre, including warehousing, laboratory testing, quality control and distribution.
Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded an exclusive contract to manage the logistics activities for Bayer HealthCare Chile. According to the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel will provide services to handle all of Bayer´sproducts in the country and also products of other pharmaceuticalcompanies on behalf of Bayer. Furthermore, the scope of responsibilities covers value added services such as repackaging and labeling as well as special promotions preparation. Another task Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for is to perform laboratory tests of the products. Those tests are requested by the Chilean import law.
With a team of 50 dedicated staff, Kuehne + Nagel will operate within Bayer’s prime facility in San Joaquin, Santiago, in a 4.000 sqm area. This logistics site encompasses five CoolZones for temperature-controlled cargo. Hermann Castro, Director of Bayer HealthCare Chile said: “Bayer is pleased that a company with the experience of Kuehne + Nagel will take charge of its logistics and quality control service, knowing that the high quality standards will be met and synergies will be exploited throughout the whole process.”
“We are delighted that Bayer Healthcare entrusts us with the logistics activities in Chile. It is an excellent opportunity for us to provide tailormade solutions based on our know-how in the handling of pharmaceutical products, and furthermore to learn from the expertise of the Bayer logistics and quality team which we welcome to our company,” said Ingo Goldhammer, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Chile, Perú and Bolivia.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. As an inventor company, it sets trends in research-intensive areas. Bayer’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve the quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and acts as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen. In fiscal 2011, the Group employed about 112,000 people and had sales of €36.5 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to €1.7 billion, R&D expenses to €2.9 billion. For more information please visit www.bayer.com
About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 63,000 employees at more than 1000 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 integrated logistics solutions. In Chile, Kuehne + Nagel operates at 6 locations with 20.000 sqm of warehouse space. The company has a workforce of 325 people. Further information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com