Contract logistics

Scalable. Flexible.



Kuehne + Nagel manages over 10 million square metres of logistics and warehousing space for its customers and optimises material and information flows along global supply chains. Demand for high value-added, integrated contract logistics concepts is rising on the back of trends such as logistics outsourcing and e-commerce. With its profound understanding of market and industry developments as well as customised and scalable solutions, Kuehne + Nagel is a preferred logistics partner, particularly for globally operating companies with complex supply and distribution chains. Kuehne + Nagel is successfully implementing specialised end-to-end solutions for demanding industries such as automotive, e-commerce, high-tech, consumer goods, aviation and aerospace, pharmaceuticals and healthcare.


The business strategy of establishing itself as a long-term logistics partner of its customers and integral part of their supply chains is effective and has led to contract extensions and new business wins in all regions. Total net turnover in contract logistics in constant currencies grew by 5.7 per cent compared with the previous year. The increases in efficiency achieved by Kuehne + Nagel in its customers’ logistics processes are also reflected in its own ranks: An optimised product and service offering coupled with operational excellence led to substantially shorter implementation times for complex projects.


Due to state-of-the-art technologies and innovations contract logistics has become a crucial factor in global supply chains. Kuehne + Nagel supports its customers to further increase competitiveness through efficient IT systems and specialised software, a high level of automation and technology-driven service concepts. In addition, the deployment of intelligent agent systems or augmented reality technologies is being trialled in numerous pilot projects. A continuous process of customer and purpose-oriented technological refinement will drive Kuehne + Nagel’s innovative solutions for all types of companies and industries also in the future.


In 2016, Kuehne + Nagel expanded its global leading position in the field of integrated logistics by large-scale projects for renowned customers. In this segment, Kuehne + Nagel has specialised in complex end-to-end supply chain management solutions, which are managed via the global network of Logistics Control Towers and performed in cooperation with other Kuehne + Nagel business units. This one-stop offering not only increases transparency and efficiency in the supply chain but also optimises information flows between the participating partners. This allows Kuehne + Nagel to help its customers to improve customer service, a decisive factor in a highly competitive market environment.

2016 Performance in CHF million