Kuehne + Nagel plans relocation to larger, state-ofthe-art logistics center in Atlanta
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:56
Growth & expanded service offerings prompts need for larger warehousing & transportation facility
ATLANTA, MAY 23, 2012 – Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading global logistics services providers, has signed a contract with Duke Realty to develop a larger state of the art logistics center in Atlanta. Positioned at a major transportation hub, the Atlanta location serves as an integrated global logistics gateway for Kuehne + Nagel. In 2013, the company and its 300 employees will move from its current location in Forest Park, GA.
The new 211,000-square-foot, built-to-suit office and logistics facility will be located in the Camp Creek Business Center, located off I-285 and Camp Creek Parkway, approximately three miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. “Kuehne + Nagel’s expansion in Atlanta stems from the need for additional space to accommodate growth in demand for our company’s services. It also reflects the outstanding work that our logistics professionals have delivered, assisting our clients in navigating today’s challenging economic waters," said Juergen Gentzke, Kuehne + Nagel’s Regional Vice President.
The company will more than double its square footage with the relocation in 2013. The new logistics center will feature bonded class 3 warehousing space, consolidation and de-consolidation services; customs brokerage, and TSA security screening. It will also have a secure cage for high-value cargo, a 1000 square-foot temperature controlled space to accommodate the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry, and special cargo equipment to handle oversized products like vehicles and engines.
“We are delighted to welcome Kuehne + Nagel Inc. to the Camp Creek Business Center,” said Chris Brown, Senior Vice President of Duke Realty’s Georgia operations. “I am encouraged that a company of this quality has committed to move forward with such a dynamic project.”
About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 63.000 employees at 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based lead logistics solutions. www.kuehne-nagel.com
About Duke Realty
Duke Realty Corporation owns and operates approximately 139 million rentable square feet of industrial and office assets, including medical office, in 18 major U.S. cities. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty Corporation is available at www.dukerealty.com