Kerry Logistics Network Limited has been awarded a four-year-contract extension with Continental. Kerry Logistics Germany will handle international ocean freight export of tyres, and provide logistics services for the technology company’s procurement of raw materials mainly from Asia to production sites all over the globe.
“We are delighted to continue our cooperation with Kerry Logistics,” said Jorge Almeida, Senior Vice President Rubber Division Purchasing & Corporate Indirect Materials at Continental. The tyre production process relies on a number of different raw materials such as natural and synthetic rubber, carbon black, steel cord, and various chemicals. These raw materials are sourced from countries such as China, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India.
Ronnie Kempf, Managing Director of Germany and Switzerland, Kerry Logistics, said, “For many years, we have been offering tailored and flexible solutions, catering to Continental’s specific logistics requirements.” The local team has been working with Continental for over 25 years and is managing ever increasing freight volume.
In the past years, the volume of cargo moved for Continental’s Tire Division by Kerry Logistics has increased by more than 10 per cent. Today, Kerry Logistics organises logistics solutions for Continental sites in 13 countries. In addition, Kerry Logistics provides warehousing and distribution solutions in China and the United Arab Emirates.