Ladies and Gentlemen,
2016 was a very good year for the Kuehne + Nagel Group. The company’s customer-oriented strategy once again proved effective in a demanding market environment marked by different dynamics. All business units and all regional organisations have contributed to a new record result with earnings of CHF 720 million. On behalf of the Management Board I would like to express our gratitude for this great achievement to all employees worldwide.
Kuehne + Nagel is committed to offer its customers tailor-made, scalable logistics solutions of the highest quality and planning reliability, which enables the company to grow faster than the market in all business units. This success can be attributed to all employees around the globe who pursue the company’s aims in a dedicated and motivated way and whose solution-oriented approach and implementation strength make the difference that matter for Kuehne + Nagel’s customers.
The skills required have been built up and systematically expanded within the company over years. Kuehne + Nagel will continue to invest in staff development and can offer a working environment which not only promotes entrepreneurial spirit but also fosters creativity and networking worldwide.
State-of-the-art information technology allows Kuehne + Nagel to develop solutions for its customers that improve productivity in the supply chain even further. In the era of the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 transparency, data and predictive analytics are decisive factors in the management and optimisation of complex supply chains. Through targeted investments at an early stage, Kuehne + Nagel has built up and expanded its technological infrastructure, customer interface systems and digital competence. With KN FreightNet, the digital quoting, booking and tracking platform, Kuehne + Nagel set a new industry standard as early as 2014. The global Kuehne + Nagel index, gKNi, which is based on big data and predictive analytics, is a unique nowcasting tool opening up an entirely new customer base for Kuehne + Nagel. At the same time, supply chain processes can be predicted much earlier, more precisely and plans calibrated more efficiently.
Kuehne + Nagel’s overall aim remains to create measurable added value for customers from various industries by specialised solutions and profound industry know-how across all business units. This allows the company to make an active contribution to its customers’ success. With its agility in the markets and its claim to innovation and quality leadership in all areas, Kuehne + Nagel continues to expand its position as one of the world’s leading logistics providers.
Dr. Detlef Trefzger
Dr. Detlef Trefzger,
Horst Joachim Schacht,
"Kuehne + Nagel’s overall aim remains to create measurable added value for customers from various industries by specialised solutions and profound industry know-how across all business units."