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Kuehne + Nagel partners with Startupbootcamp

LBR Staff Writer Published 25 April 2016

Kuehne + Nagel announces its partnership with Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy in Berlin.

The participation in the startup accelerator programme underlines Kuehne + Nagel's forward looking approach and tradition for innovation in logistics.

Traditionally, Kuehne + Nagel sees innovation as a major driver of growth and efficiency. Therefore, scaling-up activities in order to promote new technological developments and innovative solutions within logistics is an important topic on the agenda of the Kuehne + Nagel Group.

Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy enables collaboration between startups and established firms to jointly explore new ideas in their industries. Kuehne + Nagel's cooperation aims to seize opportunities for innovative solutions in the fields of transportation, logistics and supply chain management.

Dr. Marc Strolz, Head Corporate Development, said: "Partnering with Startupbootcamp gives us the opportunity to connect with the startup community and explore innovative concepts for the future of logistics.

"We consider this programme a perfect platform to look into fresh ideas Kuehne + Nagel could benefit from. On the other hand, we look forward to offering these young talents our expert and mentoring assistance with the prospect of creating a mutually beneficial relationship."

Tanja Kufner, Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy, said: "Kuehne + Nagel is the perfect partner for an accelerator like Startupbootcamp that works closely with startups to help them scale fast and grow with the support of industry-relevant companies. With Kuehne + Nagel, our program has gained a strong logistics partner. The company will be an instrumental resource for our both alumni and future startups."

Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy Berlin is now open for applications until June 1, 2016. Kuehne + Nagel in particular encourages applications from startups with innovative concepts that can bring logistics to the next level.

With over 67,000 employees at some 1,200 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 high value-added segments such as IT-based integrated logistics solutions.

Source: Company Press Release