Kuehne + Nagel has won a five-year contract in the UK with aerospace, defence and security company Leonardo.
The logistics business will provide contract logistics and extended value added services to Leonardo Helicopters.
It will manage the design development, testing, production, maintenance repair and spares support and sales of the most complete, range of rotary wing aircraft available for commercial, VVIP, security and defence use. The company will be based at Leonardo’s site in Yeovil, South West England, and will be responsible for warehouse management, production logistics and jig and tool management.
“We are very pleased to be working with Kuehne + Nagel,” said John Dixon, vice president, customer support and services at Leonardo Helicopters UK. “As a world class provider of warehouse and logistics management services, its role is crucial in maintaining and developing our material management processes.
“This contract will help us deliver an ever improving service to our production lines and our customers around the world.”
Steve Cuddeford, Kuehne + Nagel director of aerospace and defence, said: “This significant contract win expands Kuehne + Nagel’s position as the UK’s number one provider of production logistics solutions to the Aerospace & Defence industry while further facilitating continuing global growth into our targeted markets.”