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Kuehne + Nagel Begins Operations in Charleston County, South Carolina

07/12/2018
Kuehne + Nagel, Inc., a global transport and logistics company, is launching operations in Charleston County, South Carolina. With this new facility, the company will be creating 180 jobs over the next three years.

Established in 1890, Kuehne + Nagel has grown into one of the world’s leading logistics providers, state officials noted. With more than 1,300 offices and 70,000 employees, the firm provides logistics solutions to a variety of key industry sectors, including automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, retail and more.

Located on the Mercedes-Benz Vans site off of Palmetto Commerce Parkway, Kuehne + Nagel’s new facility will be providing production logistics services to support MBV’s expanding manufacturing operations. Comprehensive services will include goods receiving, inventory management, just-in-time picking and sequencing for delivery.

“We are delighted to expand our 15-year global relationship with the Daimler Group by working with Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC, one of the group companies. Our supply chain services in the new Charleston, South Carolina. Sprinter van plant will improve assembly line productivity and enhance vehicle production. We look forward to adding value to our customers’ supply chain for many years to come,” said Kuehne + Nagel North America President & CEO Bob Mihok.

“Kuehne + Nagel is another example of a company that helps make South Carolina the wonderful place that it is. From the talented people who make up our workforce to the infrastructure necessary to do business, our state has so much to offer to companies looking to grow,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

“The creation of these new jobs by Kuehne + Nagel is a testament to the thriving automotive industry in the Lowcountry, and we wholeheartedly welcome the company’s partnership with Mercedes-Benz Vans here in North Charleston. As an international market leader, Kuehne + Nagel is set to become a cornerstone in our region’s logistical chain,” North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey noted.

“Kuehne + Nagel’s announcement is exciting, not only because of the quality new jobs created and investment secured for Palmetto Commerce Parkway, but because another keystone has been laid for automotive success and support of the Mercedes-Benz Vans Sprinter program,” Charleston County Economic Development Director Steve Dykes added.

"Today’s announcement by Kuehne + Nagel is a testament to the logistics advantages and pro-business environment that South Carolina offers. We’re excited to have such a dynamic company grow its operations in the Lowcountry and look forward to their success in our state for many years to come,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt added.

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