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London, United Kingdom, 2017/05/04 - Leonardo, a global high technology player in the Aerospace, Defence and Security industries, and Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading logistics providers, have signed a five year contract - LeonardoCompany.com / Kuehne-Nagel.com.
In the scope of the contract, Kuehne + Nagel is providing contract logistics and extended value added services to Leonardo Helicopters (leonardocompany.com) in the UK. The company manages the design, development, testing, production, maintenance repair and spares support and sales of the most complete range of rotary wing aircraft available for commercial, VVIP, security and defence use.
Kuehne + Nagel is responsible for warehouse management, production logistics and jig and tool management at the Leonardo site in Yeovil, South West England. In addition Kuehne + Nagel provides logistical support to further enable Leonardo’s repair and maintenance operations, operating on Leonardo customer sites both in the UK & Overseas.
“We are very pleased to be working with Kuehne + Nagel. As a world class provider of warehouse and logistics management services, its role is crucial in maintaining and developing our material management processes. This contract will help us deliver an ever improving service to our production lines and our customers around the world”, said John Dixon, Vice President Customer Support and Services at Leonardo Helicopters UK.
“This significant contract win expands Kuehne + Nagel’s position as the UK’s number one provider of production logistics solutions to the Aerospace & Defence industry whilst further facilitating continuing global growth into our targeted markets”, Steve Cuddeford, Kuehne + Nagel Director of Aerospace & Defence, said.
About Kuehne + Nagel
With over 70,000 employees at some 1300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group (kuehne-nagel.com) is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.