28th March, 2012 – Guildford, UK Kewill (LSE: KWL), a leading provider of solutions that simplify global trade and logistics, today announced it has signed a multi-year contract with NSK Europe Limited, one of the world's leading manufacturers of rolling bearings, linear motion products, automotive components and steering systems to deliver Kewill Export and Kewill CustomsXchange solutions across its European operations.
Under the terms of the agreement, Kewill will deploy its global customs management platform CustomsXchange together with Kewill Export, its global export documentation solution and B2B integration software, to enable simpler and more cost effective processing of export declarations and supporting documentation. The software will be fully integrated with NSK Europe’s back-office enterprise system, providing a multi-country corporate platform allowing customs information to be entered through a central single point of connectivity, with multiple customs authorities worldwide via a network of local country customs applications. The implementation will commence immediately, initially in the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Poland.
The solution will provide NSK Europe with the ability to file customs declarations electronically, in compliance with relevant local legislation. It will also generate and exchange all required export documentation for NSK Europe’s packing lists, letters of credit, order acknowledgements, dispatch advices, pro forma invoices and bank collection forms/bills of exchange.
Christine Straw, European Logistics Business Manager at NSK Europe comments: “Kewill has provided NSK Europe with Export and Customs compliance solutions for many years and have proven their credentials as a valued and reliable partner to our business. We chose Kewill Export and Kewill CustomsXchange as our next generation export documentation and customs management solution to ensure that we future proof our business in an ever growing and changing trading environment”.
Jacquie Boast, COO EMEA at Kewill, comments: “We are delighted that NSK Europe has chosen Kewill Export and Kewill CustomsXchange as their next generation export and customs compliance management systems. By moving to these best in class solutions, NSK Europe will benefit from the greater accuracy and efficiencies in their export and customs systems, continuing to support the company’s growth.”
About NSK Europe
Established almost 100 years ago, NSK is a Japanese-listed company that has evolved from a regional ball bearing supplier to a roller bearing specialist and automotive supplier with a global market presence. Today, NSK employs more than 26,000 employees in 27 countries. In the financial year 2010 NSK achieved a turnover of more than 6 billion Euros. This result has been driven by ever-increasing investment in research & development, enabling the company to continuously improve the quality of its products and services. This investment supports NSK’s objective of “No. 1 in Total Quality”. In addition to a complete rolling bearing portfolio, NSK develops and manufactures precision components and mechatronic products, as well as systems and components for the automotive industry, including wheel bearing units and electric power-steering systems.
In 1963, NSK’s first European subsidiary, Düsseldorf, Germany, was opened and in 1976, the first European production facility in Peterlee, England. Today, NSK Europe supports pan-European sales with production locations in England, Poland and Germany, logistics centres in the Netherlands, Germany and England and technology centres in Germany, England, France and Poland. Additionally, NSK has developed a comprehensive network of authorised sales distributors. NSK Europe is divided into application-based business divisions: Industry Rolling bearing technologies and linear and precision technology as well as bearing modules and steering systems for the automotive industry. In this organisation, NSK Europe's' over 3,000 employees achieved a turnover in the financial year 2010 of over 850 million Euros.
About Kewill plc
Kewill is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable Logistics Service Providers and Shippers to move goods domestically and across international and global borders. Our products empower companies to connect and optimise the performance of their local, international and global transport and logistics operations. Kewill delivers world-class software in the areas of freight forwarding, customs and export compliance, parcel shipping, transportation & warehousing, eCommerce and B2B integration. Our customers rely on our innovative software and extensive domain knowledge to improve their business processes, information exchange and management visibility to drive revenue growth, deliver cost savings, improve profitability and meet the changing needs of their customers.
Established in 1972, Kewill has over 7,000 customers around the world including Bayer, Black & Decker, Damco, DHL, Hankyu Hanshin, Hitachi, Ingersoll Rand, Mothercare, UPS, Scott’s & Co., TNT and WaverleyTBS.