Top 25 Global Logistics Providers: Kuehne + Nagel

Our weekly delve into the top logistics providers. This week: Kuehne + Nagel




In a world where manufacturers are outputting more goods than ever, it is essential that the third party logistics firms they outsource to are reliable and dependable sources of supply. Based on the SJ Consulting Group Inc. list of the top leaders in the logistics sector, Pharma Logistics IQ takes a look at the top 25. Click here to see the whole list

Key Information

Country:  Switzerland

Revenue: $22.5 billion

Growth: 11.3%

Kuehne + Nagel Background

With around 80,000 employees based in 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. It retains a strong market position and takes the number two spot in the top 25 logistics providers.

Kuehne + Nagel's market position lies in the sea freight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on high value-added segments such as IT-based integrated logistics solutions.

Kuehne + Nagel is one of the world leaders in integrated logistics for the pharmaceutical industry. The Swiss-based company can boast working with some of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies, providing logistics services for everything pharma related, such as medical equipment, animal drugs, infant formula and personal care.

The company has a history spanning 125 years. It was founded by August Kuehne and Friedrich Nagel in 1890 in Bremen, Germany. Kuehne + Nagel started out as a traditional international freight forwarder. Today, the company is regarded as the number 1 global sea freight operator, number 2 airfreight operator and a top 5 European logistics provider. The company also has a significant market share in the United States and South East Asia. 

Kuehne + Nagel solutions 

Kuehne + Nagel offers a wide array of solutions and services specifically for the pharmaceutical industry. 

  • International Forwarding and Trade Compliance

  • Warehouse Management & Fulfilment

  • Distribution 

  • Supplier and Inventory Management