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Kuehne + Nagel strengthens presence in Panama

PBR Staff Writer Published 04 August 2017

Kuehne + Nagel has strengthened its presence in Panama through continued partnership with Unicomer Group and a new facility in the Colon Free Zone.

The newly opened plant of Kuehne + Nagel will undertake reception, storage and distribution activities for the brands of the Unicomer Group.

Unicomer Group is a store operator for many retail brands in the consumer durables sector, specialised in furniture, audio & video, appliances and electronics.

It operates more than 1,000 stores across 24 countries including Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and the US.

The warehouse is located close to the expanded Panama Canal within the Colon Free Zone thereby providing access for diverse maritime routes and frequency of transport for Kuehne + Nagel.

Colon Free Zone is the second largest free trade zone in the world and the largest of the Western Hemisphere.

Kuehne + Nagel said that the Location of warehouse within this zone brings logistics benefits to its customers and makes easy to enter the new markets.

Unicomer Group corporate trade manager Mabel Pacheco said: “We chose Kuehne + Nagel as our logistics provider due to its expertise in contract logistics and important presence in the region.

“On top of that, the warehouse location will also favour our business and competitiveness by its proximity to our main markets in Latin America, ensuring fast and cost efficient delivery to our stores.”

Kuehne + Nagel Central America & Caribbean managing director Ricardo Rocha said: “With the new facility in the Colon Free Zone, we are able to strengthen our position in a key market such as Panama, being an important hub for South & Central America as well as the Caribbean, by leveraging our end-to-end solutions offering.”