Kuehne-Nagel-LogoMelbourne / Australia, March 11, 2014 - Samsonite, one of the most well-known travel luggage brands in the world, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a contract for managing its warehousing and national distribution in Australia. Additionally, Kuehne + Nagel is providing seafreight and wharf cartage services.

In the scope of the agreement Kuehne + Nagel operates a dedicated warehouse in the logistics hub of West Melbourne in close proximity to thecity’s free- and waterways. The facility is configured with particularly narrow aisle racking systems suited for the day-to-day operations of Samsonite Australia’s broad portfolio of products.

The tailor-made services are covering inbound receipts, put-away, storage, inventory management as well as pick & pack operations and national distribution. Furthermore, Kuehne + Nagel is offering value-added services like labeling and price-tagging.

“Kuehne + Nagel is clearly identified as the provider of choice, as we opt for further strengthening our strong international brand presence as well as leveraging significant scale and product innovation,” commented Ari Priester, Vice President, Samsonite Australia Pty Ltd. “We fully appreciate the formulation and execution of a specific solution based on an open and consultative approach together with Kuehne + Nagel.”

“The agreement underlines the value of our industry-specific solutions for the consumer sector in Australia,” said Andrew Walker, Managing Directorof Kuehne + Nagel Pty Ltd. “The solution was developed on a sustainable platform upon which Samsonite Australia can rely for continued growth and increased customer satisfaction.”

About Kuehne + Nagel With approximately 63,000 employees at some 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 Australia, Kuehne + Nagel operates 10 locations and employs more than 430 staff.Further information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com.

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