Legrand outsources Algeria logistics to Kuehne + Nagel
French electrical equipment group Legrand has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a contract to handle the supply of its products to Algeria, North Africa.
Under terms of the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel will manage the end-to-end physical flows of goods out of Legrand's in-house international distribution center at Verneuil-en-Halatte to customers in Algeria. The process will involve the pickup of containers and isolated pallets, road shuttling to the Port of Marseille, less-than-containerload consolidation and transport by sea to Algiers, as well as customs and import declarations management. Inventory management and order picking are managed at a 2,000-square-meter, shared-user facility in the Algiers area from where final road distribution will depart.
Legrand will have 24/7 access to all transportation data via Kuehne + Nagel's Web-based monitoring tool KN Login.
“By working with a single source provider, we are able to avoid continuity and interface issues when we implement changes to our logistics concept, such as establishing a new warehouse,” said Eric Seurin, group vice president of logistics and purchasing for Legrand.
Tobias Jerschke, Kuehne + Nagel's Southwest Europe senior vice president of corporate and business development, said: “This partnership with Legrand will allow us to expand and strengthen the management of goods flows between Europe and the Maghreb countries Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, one of our strategic development areas for the coming years.”