Kuehne + Nagel has a new branch in Chongqing as part of its all-China strategy.
Note that it is NOT Kuehne and Nagel. It is Kuehne + Nagel. The company is most insistent on that differentiation.
Wikipedia tells us August Kühne and Friedrich Nagel founded the forwarding and commissioning business in 1890 in Bremen, Germany, concentrating on cotton and consolidated freight,. Until the mid-twentieth century operated nearly exclusively in the seaports of Germany.
In the early 50s, Alfred Kühne initiated the company’s international expansion, and first offices were opened in Canada, followed by the Benelux region, and soon thereafter the Middle East. In the mid-1960s, Klaus-Michael Kühne — following in his grandfather’s and father’s footsteps — continued with the expansion of the company’s network and scope of services and products. It is not thought the founders were joined by a plus sign. That came later.
The logistics company, which has previously served the Chongqing market through its office in Chengdu, will provide international sea and air logistics services from the new facility.
In addition, it will offer specialised solutions to support the automotive and industrial goods and chemicals sectors, two of the main pillars of the city’s economic development.
Arabian Supply Chain reported that Jens Drewes, country manager of Kuehne + Nagel, said, ‘The new development strategically supports our expansion plan in China. Staying close to our customers allows us to strengthen our offerings and enhance our market position.’