KN Drinks Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel’s drinks distribution subsidiary, has won a contract with Heineken to carry out imports from Europe and primary distribution in the UK.
Under the contract, KN Drinks will transport Heineken products from the breweries in the Netherlands to the UK via road and short sea shipping.
Products will be stored in the KN Drinks hub at Hams Hall in the Midlands, and primary and off-trade deliveries will be carried out across the UK via the company’s shared user distribution network.
The deal incorporates reverse logistics, with KN Drinks managing the return of all empty kegs back to the point of origin in the Netherlands.
Mark Rutten, Heineken’s finance & operations director said: “We have chosen to work with KN Drinks Logistics as the company has proved it can offer us the capacity and flexibility we need to cope with the strong growth of our brands. Additionally, its positioning within the Kuehne + Nagel Group means it has expertise which covers the entire supply chain which ensures we can provide excellent service to our customers.”