This is the second partnership between the two firms announced this year, with Kuehne + Nagel chosen back in July to manage BMW’s 144,000 sq.m spare parts warehouse in Bruckberg.
Kuehne + Nagel has been providing services for the OEM since 1999 and operates a number of logistics centres for it.
The Wallersdorf and Bruckberg facilities, along with the ‘Dynamic Centre’ in Dingolfing, together form BMW’s Central Distribution Centre (CDC). From the CDC, BMW supplies regional distribution centres around the world, which then supply local authorised repair shops.
In Wallersdorf, Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for receiving and administering incoming goods, pre-packaging, managing packaging materials and empties and loading goods for dispatch. Go-live is planned for December and 450 people will be employed there.
Earlier this year, logistics provider Imperial Logistics International (pictured) announced that it would manage the 170,000 sq.m spare parts warehouse adjacent to the distribution centre in Wallersdorf.