Kuehne + Nagel ordering 326 trolleys from FlexQube
Logistic company Kuehne + Nagel orders 326 trolleys for the use of one of their clients where they will take over the logistics process. Kuehne + Nagel will use the trolleys with Liftrunners transport solution from STILL GmbH which FlexQube has an official partnership with.
Anders Fogelberg, CEO of FlexQube, comments: "This is the first major transaction we undertake together with STILL GmbH after we signed our agreement for the distribution and sale for them in September 2016. FlexQube already has a few thousand wagons in operation of different customers with the Liftrunner transport solution from STILL. But this is the first business transaction where we sell carts to a third party logistics company, a phenomenon that is becoming more and more common in the industry.
There is one major thing to take note of in this business for FlexQube. When companies take over materials handling in contracts over a number of years, they need access to solutions that can be adapted and adjusted to the rapid changes in volume, mix and product. In order to offer the most competitive offerings companies also need to invest in technology that make material handling as efficient, safe and ergonomic as possible. Something that we, FlexQube, think we succeeded with in this project.”
“As part of transforming logistics operations and line feeding processes for our customer Kuehne + Nagel will use a combination of a market leading material handling train from STILL and FlexQube together with applicable concepts for material trolleys, to streamline material management and minimize forklift use on location. This will allow us to increase efficiency and improve scalability as well as improve health and safety aspects of the operations”, says Håkan Nydén, Director Contract Logistics at Kuehne + Nagel Sweden.
FlexQube is a Swedish-American company that provides a robust, modular and flexible concept to design and build industrial trolleys and racking. The company has manufacturing facilities in Sweden and the USA and distribution in North America and Europe. 2015 and 2016 were FlexQube named one of Sweden's most promising and innovative technology companies through the "33 list" as Business Week and New Technology compiles.
Growth during the last three years has been more than 100% on average and FlexQube has some of the world's largest and most prominent manufacturers in the automotive, energy, aerospace, appliance, and engineering industries as clients. Some examples include Autoliv, Dräxlmaier, Kuehne-Nagel, Scania, Whirlpool, Eberspächer, Oshkosh and Cummins.
About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 69,000 employees at more than 1,200 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group 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.
Further information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com
For more information, contact CEO Anders Fogelberg
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