Kuehne + Nagel achieves further expansion in the wine and spirits market with Moët Hennessy

Kuehne + Nagel Spain
Madrid, June 16, 2010 – Moët Hennessy, the premium drinks division of the LVMH Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton Group, has selected Kuehne + Nagel as its exclusive logistics provider for their ware­housing and distribution services in Spain.

Under the terms of the two years contract, Kuehne + Nagel will support Moët Hennessy, the group’s drinks distribution subsidiary in Spain, in optimizing its distribution processes with the consolidation of all its logistics activities in Madrid, providing it with major flexibility and reduced response times.

Moët Hennessy is part of the LVMH group, a world leader in luxury goods, with head­quarters in France. The group offers a unique portfolio of over sixty prestigious brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Zenith, Givenchy, Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot, Sephora, Fendi, Pucci, Loewe and other well-known brands in the wine and spirits, fashion, perfume and cosmetics, watches and jewellery as well as the retail industries.

This new award with Moët Hennessy, for whom Kuehne + Nagel also manages logistics operations in Miami, USA, demonstrates the success of Kuehne + Nagel’s global strategy to develop the drinks industry sector by providing specialised solutions to the global players in this market.

For the implementation, Kuehne + Nagel has adopted its successful “customer transition and integration model”, which includes multi­disciplinary project management and dedicated resources from the logis­tics provider’s national, regional and corporate organisations. In order to ensure a continuous process improvement, Kuehne + Nagel’s advanced Production System KNPS will be introduced.

Alvaro Nebreda, Director of Contract Logistics Division at Kuehne + Nagel in Spain, said: “Taking over Moët Hennessy’s logistics activities in Spain is a proof of confidence in us by a globally leading company in the wine and spirits market and demonstrates our strong capacity to optimise processes and add value, enabling the customer to focus on its core business. We are committed to further developing and investing in our integrated solutions for the global wine and spirits industry.”

About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 55,000 employees at 900 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based lead logistics and supply chain management services.

In Spain, Kuehne + Nagel operates across 24 locations with 200,000 sqm of warehouse space under management. The national company has a workforce of over 1,000 employees.