Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Kuehne + Nagel wins United Biscuits contract

Kuehne + Nagel has announced that it has been awarded a contract to manage global export logistics for United Biscuits International Sales.

United Biscuits (UB) is the leading European manufacturer and marketer of biscuits and snacks, owning top UK brands McVitie’s and Carrs. The company currently ships almost 3,000 TEU’s per annum from the UK, Belgium, Spain and Israel to more than 90 markets. Kuehne + Nagel was chosen due to the benefits it offers including; full visibility for all shipments, competitive prices, customs brokerage and efficient transport solutions.

Peter Ulber, chief executive of Kuehne + Nagel UK and Ireland adds’ “Following the successful implementation we are now looking at UK transport solutions for UB with a view to using railfreight as an option. This is already proving beneficial for some of our other top customers.“

UB has been building on its success with a growth strategy which included forming a partnership with a logistics service provider with global coverage and the ability to offer an inclusive one-stop-shop solution. The agreement includes sea, air and export road freight services.

Thierry Verven, general manager for United Biscuits International Sales, comments; “The whole implementation has been virtually seamless, which is very impressive given the size and complexity of our business. We attribute this to Kuehne + Nagel’s expertise in all our required business fields. We now look forward to developing this partnership further, based on the mutual trust and communication already established.”