The Kuehne + Nagel Group has recently launched two new innovation centers in Europe and Asia to accelerate the adoption and development of new advanced technology in solutions for the supply chain sector. The new innovation centers are in Utrecht, Netherlands, and Singapore.
The Utrecht facility will align focus on innovative picking technologies and major automation. The Singapore facility will act as the Asia Pacific Innovation Center for Kuehne + Nagel focusing on research and the deployment of new solutions pertaining to connected warehouses and data analytics.
Kuehne + Nagel, Chief Information Officer, Martin Kolbe said, “We are working on seamless data exchange of different systems to drive automation and to minimize manual efforts. In addition, we create new services and interfaces allowing customers to easily connect with Kuehne + Nagel. Applying Big Data and predictive analytics, supply chains can be managed more efficiently and effectively.”
Responsible for Contract Logistics and Member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Gianfranco Sgro added, ”The innovation centers in Singapore and Utrecht will boost our digital roadmap by exploring, applying and deploying leading technologies to manage our customers’ supply chains even more efficiently and effectively. The market for contract logistics services is transforming substantially due to the effects of digitization. With the Innovation Centers, we invest in research and new technologies to accelerate this transformation”
The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) has given their full support to the new Asia Pacific Innovation Centre which will increase the footprint for Kuehne + Nagel in the Asia Pacific Region regarding start-up and tech communities.
EDB Assistant Managing Director, Kelvin Wong said, “We are glad that Kuehne + Nagel has chosen Singapore as its base, to develop new digital and IoT capabilities for its global operations. The Asia Pacific Innovation Center will help strengthen collaborations within the logistics ecosystem, and accelerate the creation of innovative logistics solutions and best-in-class supply chain practices.”