In 1890, August Kuehne and Friedrich Nagel founded a freight forwarding company in Bremen, Germany. Over the last 130 years, Kuehne+Nagel has evolved from a traditional shipping company to a global logistics partner that offers highly specialised solutions for major industries worldwide.
Today, Kuehne+Nagel is headquartered in Switzerland, with a presence all over the world. We focus our business on the most essential element: the needs of our customers.
First established in 1968, Kuehne+Nagel UK is now a market-leading logistics provider with over 100 strategic locations nationwide and over 14,000 employees - offering a full range of supply chain solutions to anywhere in the world via air, overland or sea. We also run one of the most successful contract logistics operations in the UK and are responsible for the distribution of some of the UK's most popular brands.
offices worldwide, so that we are close to our customers.
countries, connected by our network.
A common purpose: Delivering progress to society
We strive to have a positive impact on the world around us by working towards sustainable logistics. Our Net Zero Carbon initiative aims to achieve carbon neutrality for our sea freight shipments by 2030.
We seek to make a difference today, for the people of tomorrow. Since 1890, we’ve been committed to delivering progress to society. And as the world around us changes, that commitment stays the same.
Our strategic approach: Customers first.
In order to develop new and tailored solutions, we collaborate closely with industries and companies and use the latest technology. This closeness to our customers allows us to develop flexible solutions, offering peace of mind to all parties involved. Our end-to-end logistics supply chain solution for the pharma and healthcare industry, for instance, has proven successful in meeting the specific demands of this highly regulated industry.
We are the partner that empowers your bold promises, by designing solutions that address ever-changing consumer demands.
Kuehne+Nagel is proud to be recognised as a leader in global logistics and rated most visionary in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers. This recognition validates our approach to challenging the status quo and developing innovative solutions for our customers.
Our source of inspiration: Our colleagues.
Together, we build a company culture that puts humans at the heart of everything we do – a company that is as great to work for, as it is to work with.