Here in the United States, Kuehne + Nagel has the resources and expertise to provide a highly competitive edge in automotive logistics. The tried and true services we offer, gained from long experience in the sector, is designed specifically for the automotive industry. Our global logistics network, state-of-the-art information technology and highly-qualified experts, all contribute to KN’s innovative thinking, and to a record of highly successful implementations.

Our automotive service supports the entire product life cycle of a vehicle:

Inbound Logistics

Kuehne + Nagel's inbound logistics services supply domestic and international car production sites with all material necessary for efficient manufacturing. These include the consolidation of products from multiple suppliers, and flexible management of incoming goods to ensure that lead times are met. We also offer customs clearance and transportation services to the warehouse / manufacturing site.

Production Logistics

Our range of services includes:

  • Warehousing / Sub-assembly
  • Kitting
  • Pre-assembly of components
  • Various forms of production line feeding such as

    • Just-In-Time (JIT) deliveries
    • Just-In Sequence (JIS) services
    • Removal and processing of empty load units.

Outbound Logistics

Outbound Logistics services include the multi-modal distribution of goods for suppliers, production plants or distributors

After-Sales Services

In after-sales services / spare parts services, we operate complex distribution networks and warehouses using fully automated warehouse equipment and providing value added services to ensure that dealers receive the support necessary to keep customers satisfied.

Packaging Services

  • Wood packaging
  • Industrialized packaging
  • Returnable packaging solution
  • Temperature controlled and specialized packaging customized to meet our client’s requirements.

The need for the right packaging design and concept is important for the automotive industry especially given the  complexity, lean production processes  and  globalized supply chains. We also provide two specialized packaging concepts for the automotive industry:

Corrosion intercept services (sub-point to packaging)
One of our unique value-added services for the automotive industry is its corrosion intercept service, which is a substitute for oil, wax or polish. We are the only logistics provider with the rights to use this effective anti-corrosion material in the packing process.  This is just one of many services available from our packaging solution center.

Completely / semi-knocked down services (sub-point to packaging)
We offer the entire spectrum of logistics services for preparing, transporting and importing vehicles which are packaged as completely knocked down (CKD) or semi-knocked down (SKD).

Tyre Logistics

We provide a set of specialized logistics services for plant logistics warehouses and tire distribution centers, allowing tire manufacturers to focus on production while receiving reliable international logistics support from a world class provider.

Reverse Logistics

We cover the entire supply chain for the automotive industry including managing return flows. In the field of automotive logistics that means the handling of returnable units, repair and maintenance services as well as return goods under warranty from dealers and distributors.

Kuehne + Nagel provides complete, multi-modal transport services, leveraging our capabilities as the world’s leading sea freight forwarder and top-class air freight solutions provider.

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