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Kuehne+Nagel expands its global services for BMW Group

Kuehne+Nagel and the BMW Group have expanded their partnership with two new distribution centres in Germany and Poland and dealer distribution from the two main BMW RDCs in China, all of them focus markets for the German premium class car manufacturer.

The long-lasting partnership between the BMW Group and Kuehne+Nagel can now count on 14 major locations around the globe with a consolidated presence in China.

At 70,000 sqm, the RDC in Kleinaitingen is one of the largest distribution centres Kuehne+Nagel manages for the BMW Group. It serves more than 300 dealers all over southern Germany and western Austria.

Kuehne+Nagel is responsible for physically receiving and handling of incoming goods, storage, picking dealer’s orders, packaging, and shipping. An assortment of around 82,000 articles is stored, with around 23,000 daily outbound deliveries handled.

With initially 30,900 sqm and an expansion option of 10,700 sqm, the new warehouse in Slubice replaces the existing RDC in Poland with a size of 15,000 sqm. Required due to the strong growth especially of the Polish market, it serves about 125 dealers in north-eastern Germany and about 35 in Poland.

The RDC dealer distribution by road and air from Beijing and Shanghai will provide daily spare parts deliveries to 340 dealers in north, central and eastern China.