Danone Sp. z o.o. (Fresh Dairy) has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a contract for the operation of its new distribution centre for fresh dairy products in Chorzów in the south of Poland.
The agreement marks an extension of the relationship between the two companies in Poland; Kuehne + Nagel already manages Danone's other national distribution facility, near Warsaw. The contract was implemented upon completion of the new ProLogis Park in Chorzów in April 2007, where Kuehne + Nagel manages the 4,000 sqm warehouse Danone has leased at this strategic location in the Katowice area to serve the growing consumer market in the south of Poland.
Kuehne + Nagel provides goods' receiving services, storage, picking, co-packing and just-in-time order preparation according to Danone distribution schedules. By the end of 2007, operations in the chilled warehouse (4 °C) will be additionally supported by modern voice-picking technology, thereby enabling high order preparation productivity levels and efficient replenishment processes.
Piotr Stazyk, Distribution Manager for Danone in Poland said, “The decision in favour of Kuehne + Nagel was based on our positive previous experience with the company. Kuehne + Nagel already manages our central and north Poland distribution centre in Blonie near Warsaw. Having both facilities under the same provider, we anticipate benefiting from synergy potentials.” (ctl.ca)