KONE selects Damco as global logistics partner

KONE, a manufacturer of elevators and escalators, and Damco announced that they have signed a global transportation agreement appointing Damco as KONE’s global logistics partner for shipping elevators, escalators and spare parts to selected overseas destinations.

KONE states that it has seen increasing global demand for its products and requires a reliable logistics partner to support its projects in both developed and emerging markets. The services Damco is to provide for KONE include ocean freight and landside services.

“We recognise that Damco is one of the world’s leading supply chain experts,” said Aki Latvanne, Category Manager Logistics sourcing, KONE. “We are convinced that Damco has the expertise, experience and resources to further engage in optimising our supply chain in order to ensure we continuously meet our global customers’ delivery expectations.”

“KONE selected Damco amongst others because of our past delivery performance and unique global account structure,” said Rene Fjord, Damco Global Account Director. “Our expertise and global footprint fits KONE’s requirements well and we have full confidence that we through our partnership can continuously assist KONE to increase the efficiency of their supply chain performance.”