Kuehne + Nagel marks ground-breaking of multi-purpose logistics centre in Luxembourg

Kuehne + Nagel have announced the company has held the ground-breaking ceremony of its new logistics centre in Contern, Luxembourg.

The new facility is planned to include bonded and non-bonded areas and is to be located within close proximity to major highways and ports which is expected to enable quick access to European destinations. It is expected that the facility will have 40 loading bays and be suitable to store up to 56,000 pallets. The total warehouse capacity is planned to be 46,000 sq m built on a land plot of 80,000 sq m.

The logistics centre is due to be equipped with technology and automation solutions to help improve workflow processes, reduce time required to pick, pack and ship items and enable orders to be fulfilled faster.

20,000 sq m of the warehouse space is planned to serve the Fanuc Europe Corporation as a European Distribution Centre and a Product Customisation Centre for Robots and Robomachines. In addition to the warehouse operation, Kuehne + Nagel is expected to manage the distribution of all Robots and Robomachines to the European market.

The remaining space is expected to focus on industrial goods and e-commerce activities.

Kevin Nash, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel BeLux said, “We are very excited about the expansion of Kuehne + Nagel in Luxembourg. This new warehouse and distribution centre underlines our commitment to leverage on the prime position that Luxembourg offers within Europe enabling us to provide best in class end-to-end solutions to our customers”.

The new Kuehne + Nagel Contern logistics centre is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Source: Kuehne + Nagel