Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Kuehne + Nagel pilots new bio-security technology

Kuehne + Nagel has piloted a system designed to increase bio-security and environmental efficiency in the food supply chain.

Kuehne + Nagel operates a number of logistics facilities which process and clean returnable crates used for food distribution, on
behalf of grocery retailers. The current process involves washing crates at high temperatures in order to kill bacteria and protect food safety standards.

Kuehne + Nagel has entered into exclusive partnership with Modal Solutions, which has introduced an application (Reactive Residual Protection) which improves the sanitisation levels of the crates, but also increases the efficiency of the cleaning process.

Martin Delamare, sector director within Kuehne + Nagel’s Retail division and a specialist on packaging solutions said: “Working
together with Modal Solutions has allowed Kuehne + Nagel to be the first organisation ever to pilot this future oriented technology within the food supply chain.”