Kuehne + Nagel has signed a contract with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to transport products from the raw material suppliers to trade customers until 2021.
The companies say the contract officially marks the commencement of a relationship between the two firms, with Kuehne + Nagel providing skills, expertise and strategic capability across GSK’s global operations. Kuehne + Nagel says it was selected as a partner due to its existing track record with GSK, and its investments in pharmaceutical and consumer products logistics.
Kuehne + Nagel chief executive officer, Detlef Trefzger says: “We are very excited about this long term collaboration with GSK. Our focus is to leverage existing experience and industry-specific solutions serving the pharmaceutical and consumer sector which will deliver incremental benefits to GSK.”
“Our integrated logistics approach, comprising air, sea, overland services and logistics control centres in four regional hubs will enable GSK’s global supply chains to move to the next level of performance.”