Kühne+Nagel partners with Elanco for animal health in China
22 May 2023 13:33
The logistics specialist Kühne+Nagel, headquartered in Schindellegi in the canton of Schwyz, has opened two logistics hubs in Chengdu in western China for the US firm Elanco Animal Health, which is based in Greenfield in the US State of Indiana. This comprises a manufacturing warehouse across an area of 3,000 square meters plus a 12,000 square meter distribution center for finished products, further details of which can be found in a press release.
Accordingly, the new logistics centers should cover the growing demand for animal health products in Greater China. In fact, China is Elanco’s second largest market after its domestic market of the USA. Among other products, Elanco manufactures feed, medicines and vaccines for pets and farm animals.
“Thanks to Kühne+Nagel, we managed to consolidate our existing facilities and upgrade our supply chain operation to the next level”, comments Dylan Lu, Vice President of Elanco (Greater China), in the press release. A state-of-the-art warehouse management system and computerized systems validation were introduced for the project. As a result, the most stringent standards for handling health products should be met.
“With our HealthChain label, we ensure that our customers’ products are in the best hands across our entire network”, explains Marcello Ferrari, Vice President Global Head Customer Development Healthcare, Contract Logistics for Kühne+Nagel, in the press release. As a customer in the area of animal healthcare, Elanco relies on the highest quality standards.
With the project, Kühne+Nagel is seeking to build up its logistics footprint in the healthcare sector across the region and highlight its “commitment to the animal healthcare industry globally”. The companies already have existing partnerships based in India and Mexico. ce/ko