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Kuehne+Nagel adds e-commerce warehouse to Contern hub



Kuehne+Nagel's new 34,000m2 storage space gives the company 100,000m2 of warehouse space in Luxembourg. (Photo: Kuehne+Nagel)

Kuehne+Nagel's new 34,000m2 storage space gives the company 100,000m2 of warehouse space in Luxembourg. (Photo: Kuehne+Nagel)

Logistics firm Kuehne+Nagel inaugurated a 34,000m2 warehouse in Contern on Thursday in the presence of prime minister Xavier Bettel (DP).

The new facility upgrades Kuehne+Nagel’s storage space in Luxembourg to 100,000m2 and expands its contract logistics footprint. The warehouse is an e-commerce fulfilment centre that complements an existing e-commerce hub in Belgium, the company said in a statement.

Since its establishment in Luxembourg in 1970, Kuehne+Nagel, which employs more than 700 people, has developed a range of services and activities from Luxembourg, including inventory management, picking, packing and shipping orders, managing returns, as well as value-added services.

“Following a promising start 51 years ago, Kuehne+Nagel has been growing its multi-modal logistics solutions in Luxembourg continually and now further strengthens its function as a strategic contract logistics hub in Europe. This also underlines our confidence in the business location and the fruitful collaboration with the government of Luxembourg and the local authorities of Contern,” said Klaus-Michael Kühne, honorary chairman of Kuehne+Nagel.

“The warehouse roofs perfectly lend themselves to the biggest photovoltaic installation to date by Enovos,” said Tobias Jerschke, managing director of Kuehne+Nagel BeLux. “Supporting the green energy transition in the country underlines Kuehne+Nagel’s strong commitment to sustainability as part of its ambitious Net Zero Carbon targets.”

Together with Enovos, Kuehne+Nagel has installed two photovoltaic power plants on the roofs of its Contern buildings, with 17,000 panels producing enough energy to supply more than 1,500 homes. 

The company employs 76,000 people at 1,400 locations in over 100 countries globally.