Kuehne + Nagel looking to expand Russian footprint
Swiss logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel said today it aims to expand its warehouse space across Russia to more than 300,000 square meters over the next three years.
Kuehne + Nagel entered the Russian market in 1992 and has 70,000 square meters of warehouse space under management at six sites in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don.
The company has recently relocated its North-East Europe regional headquarters from Warsaw, Poland, to Moscow, and is planning to open new facilities in St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Samara and Vladivostok before the end of the year.
'With investments in facilities, technology and staff, we are developing high quality logistics operations in the country's key consumer markets,' said Clemens Abt, responsible for Kuehne + Nagel's North-East Europe region and national manager for Russia.
'For some time already we have been accompanying international companies and retail chains setting up activities in Russia. Our strategic expansion plans are a strong confirmation of our commitment to support customers develop and extend their business considerably further across Russia.
'Our medium-term objective is to position Kuehne + Nagel as one of the country’s leading contract logistics providers,' he said.