Kuehne + Nagel celebrates 125th anniversary
Bremen, January 30, 2015 (STAT):-125 years ago, August Kuehne and Friedrich Nagel founded a forwarding company in Bremen under the name Kuehne + Nagel. What started with transporting raw products such as cotton, cereals, wood, animal feed and sugar, has developed into one of the leading global logistics companies. Today, Kuehne + Nagel has a logistics network that spans the globe and offers its customers integrated and high value-added logistics solutions. "In the history of Kuehne + Nagel, Bremen continues to have an unrivaled significance”, said Klaus-Michael Kuehne, majority shareholder and Honorary Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International AG. "This is where the company originated and even today valuable initiatives are spread from there to the world, whether from the seafreight competence centre or the contract logistics business unit." Kuehne emphasised that, in addition to a healthy growth-oriented corporate policy, it was particularly the commitment of the many talented employees which enabled Kuehne + Nagel to reach its current size. "It has always been one of our principles that we motivate employees, develop them within the company and strive for success through teamwork, which is essential for a logistics company with its complex tasks and cross-sectional functions as a service provider." Karl Gernandt, Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, noted in his speech at the lauch event that to date, only a few companies in the logistics industry have been able to demonstrate such tradition and development. "There are specific strengths such as the entrepreneurial spirit, innovative power, efficiency, the ability to learn and a special company culture lived by all employees that enable Kuehne + Nagel to achieve sustainable success." Gernandt demonstrated his conviction "that building on these strengths and a good mixture of tradition and further development, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is ideally prepared for the future and will not only master the challenges of the coming decades but will also be able to shape them. That is what is meant by the "Plus" in our anniversary logo."