Kuehne+Nagel, Vestas extend partnership for renewable energy solutions

Facilitating direct deliveries of spare parts to wind turbines, doubling capacity of existing fulfilment centre

Kuehne+Nagel, Vestas extend partnership for renewable energy solutions

Kuehne+Nagel has expanded its partnership with Vestas, a global leader in renewable energy solutions from Denmark, by adding 60,000 sqm feet to its existing fulfilment centre in Hodenhagen, Germany.

"From 2023 onwards, each year, around 135,000 different items will be stored in the spare parts centre," says a release from K+N.

The items range from small parts such as electronic components stored in a picktower to hazardous goods such as batteries, paints or lubricants to large parts for workshop operations, the release added.

"The range of services include storage, packing and load consolidation to order picking for outgoing orders and their dispatch, including customs clearance, all over the world and also direct deliveries to the wind turbines. Vestas connects its buyers and sellers of renewable energy parts and services via Convento, a digital business-to-business e-commerce marketplace. All orders on the Convento platform are served from the fulfilment centre in Hodenhagen."

Visualisation of the new building

The extension of the warehouse also meets the latest standards in terms of energy efficiency. This includes, for example, a roof-mounted solar system, LED lighting with motion sensors and charging stations for electric vehicles, the release added.

From left to right: Georg Schewe, Jan Schewe, Axel Krichel (Kuehne+Nagel), Carsten Niemann (mayor of the joint municipality) and Morten Schockert Nielsen (Vestas)

"The cooperation between Vestas and Kuehne+Nagel points the way to a sustainable future," says Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Management Board responsible for Contract Logistics, Kuehne Nagel International AG. "Our focus is to stand by Vestas and its end customers, to support the lifecycle of every wind turbine with the spare part it needs worldwide. We are proud to support Vestas in accelerating the global energy transition."

Morten Schockert Nielsen, Director, Head of Global Logistics, Service Supply Chain, Vestas adds: "We are very excited to further build on our relationship with Kuehne+Nagel as a dedicated logistics partner managing our global warehouse in Hodenhagen. The expansion of the warehouse facility will set us up for the future growth that lies ahead and will ensure a scalable foundation for providing sustainable energy across the globe."

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