Kuehne + Nagel launches KN Packaging

Kuehne + Nagel has launched its own KN Packaging service, designed as a ‘one-stop shop’ contract packaging solution to meet customers’ complex requirements.

The new offering is now being implemented in Kuehne + Nagel facilities globally, focusing on three areas: the use of state-of-the art software, the deployment of the latest collaborative robots, and cooperation with local packaging providers.

With a cloud-based solution offered by Nulogy, the leading developer of contract packaging software worldwide, Kuehne + Nagel’s system provides customers with a targeted and traceable answer to their contract packaging needs.

The company has signed a strategic partnership with Universal Robots, one of the leading companies in the field of collaborative robots (cobots), to drive process automisation and increase productivity. Developed to assist warehouse workers in a variety of packaging tasks, the integration of cobots is intended to deliver a significant reduction in turnaround times.

Kuehne + Nagel has also identified a number of selected packaging providers at country level, enabling global customers to benefit from the advantages of local material sourcing, design and engineering complying with local requirements and market preferences.

Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG responsible for Contract Logistics, says: “At Kuehne + Nagel we aim at innovating systems and processes to seamlessly serve our customers and to make processes much faster, better and leaner, regardless of industries or geographies. With this strategic enhancement of our contract packaging services, we expect to see significant growth across a number of key markets and anticipate deploying hundreds of cobots in our operations in the next few years.”