‘Kuehne + Nagel’ – Enters Into 5 Year Logistic Contract With Nestlé In The Netherlands

The world’s foremost food manufacturer “Nestlé” and “Kuehne + Nagel”, one of the world’s leading logistics companies, enter into an intensive partnership in the Netherlands.


Over the next five years, all products by Nestlé – Netherlands will be warehoused, transported and delivered by Kuehne + Nagel.

As of 2018, all Nestlé – Netherlands’ chocolate, coffee and culinary products as well as pet and baby foods will be warehoused in the new Kuehne + Nagel distribution centre in the Dutch town of Veghel, purpose-built for this new partnership.

Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for all logistics flows of Nestlé Netherlands and will be offering all logistics services required by the customers of the food manufacturer, including warehousing and distribution.

Kuehne + Nagel is already supplying all consumer internet orders for Nestlé’s brands Nespresso, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto and Special-T. For over 15 years the logistics services provider has also been cooperating closely with the division Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITR).

For the International Travel Retail concept, Kuehne + Nagel supplies goods from its Veghel location to all duty-free destinations around the world, such as airports and cruise ships.

”The Fast Moving Customer Goods (FMCG) industry is of strategic importance to Kuehne + Nagel. We are therefore very pleased to enter into a long-term partnership with Nestlé – Netherlands. Nestlé – Netherlands wishes to have a single partner for all its distribution channels.

This ‘Omni channel approach’, in which all logistic flows are managed centrally, is gaining importance in the fast changing consumer landscape. We have proven our ability to reliably and effectively operate all channels from the same logistics concept, and to anticipate changes promptly. We thereby can provide Nestlé Netherlands with the right logistics solution,” says Diederick de Vroet, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Netherlands.

Nestlé aims to have zero environmental operational impact by 2030. Kuehne + Nagel Netherlands has taken different measures to reduce its CO2 footprint, as for instance demonstrated by the solar panels on the roofs of its distribution centres, all ISO 14001 certified and its LNG-fuelled trucks.

Additionally, several locations are BREEAM certified, an official assessment for sustainable real estate. All these aspects will also be found in the new 50,000 m² distribution centre, to be constructed in three phases. As of early 2018, Nestlé – Netherlands will have its own Food Campus here.

Kuehne + Nagel and Nestlé strategically partner globally in seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland Services.


About: Kuehne + Nagel

Since 1890, when the business was founded in Bremen, Germany, by August Kuehne and Friedrich Nagel, Kuehne + Nagel has grown into one of the world’s leading logistics providers. Today, the Kuehne + Nagel Group has more than 1,300 offices in over 100 countries, with over 70,000 employees. Their key business activities and market position are built on the company’s truly world class capabilities:


  • Number 1 global seafreight forwarder
  • Sustained year-on-year double digit growth in managed freight
  • Solid partnerships with an extensive range of preferred ocean carriers


  • Number 2 global air cargo forwarder
  • Leader in innovative cargo management concepts
  • Global Cargo iQ Phase 2 certification

Contract Logistics & Integrated Logistics:

  • Number 2 global contract logistics provider
  • Worldwide network of warehouse and distribution facilities
  • Number 1 global lead logistics provider


  • European Top 3 provider
  • Pan-European overland transportation capabilities, including dedicated and individual delivery services
  • Close partnerships with best-in-class carriers

They provide logistics services to virtually all key industry sectors 


About: Nestlé


Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company.

They have more than 2000 brands ranging from global icons to local favorites, and they are present in 191 countries around the world.

Nestlé has been located in Vevey, Switzerland, ever since its foundation over 150 years ago.

Its 328,000 members of staff are committed to Nestlé’ s mission to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future

The Dutch headquarters are situated in Amstelveen; a large Dutch baby food factory is located in Nunspeet. Nestlé – Netherlands employs over 1,000 people.


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