Hilti enters strategic partnership with K+N

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Hilti, which provides technology to the global construction industry, has negotiated a deal Kuehne + Nagel for the planning, implementation and management of its future logistics locations in Europe.

The two companies first worked together in December 2007 on the construction of Hilti’s logistics centre in Nuremberg.

The project was planned and implemented by Stute Verkehrs, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Kuehne + Nagel Group.

As Hilti’s strategic partner, K+N will support the company with upcoming projects for further optimisation and standardisation of logistics processes.

Joachim Anna, Hilti’s head of logistics Europe central, said: “Our advantage, apart from being able to concentrate on our core competence and leveraging K+N know-how, lies the fact that co-operation with only one partner naturally leads to reduced co-ordination and management efforts as K+N offer one-stop-shopping when it comes to integrated logistics solution.”

Heinrich Becker, Hilti’s head of European logistics management, added: “We see further advantages in standardised controlling and reporting, which enables us to continuously monitor all locations and processes including the respective key performance indicators.

“The permanent benchmarking of all locations, be they own-controlled or externally managed, ensures full transparency in all external locations.

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