Agility wins Henkel logistics contract
Hong Kong, October 17, 2011
Agility has won a five-year contract from Henkel China to be the exclusive logistics partner for its mega hub, 'Project Dragon.' The contract will be effective from 2013.
As per the contract, Agility will provide services ranging from inbound logistics, warehousing of raw material and finished goods, production supply and clearance and outbound logistics.
Agility was selected on the basis of its proven capabilities and reach, as well as its strong understanding of the region’s logistics landscape, said a senior official.
“In Agility we have found a partner who can support us across the entire logistics supply chain and in the design and planning phase of the new facility,” said Patrick Westkamp, Asia Pacific leader for Purchasing Logistics at Henkel.
“The early involvement of Agility is key to the success of Project Dragon, and will help ensure the best operational set-up,” Westkamp stated.
Project Dragon, he said, was designed to streamline Henkel’s manufacturing in China to cover growth over the next 10 years and to leverage significant economies of scale in manufacturing and supply chain processes.
With the company’s track record of chemicals experience in China and Asia Pacific, including DSM and Borouge, Agility was ideally positioned to be the best logistics provider for Henkel, he added.
James Gagne, Agility CEO of Greater China area said, 'This win is further recognition of Agility’s regional expertise, its specialty capability, solutions and assets – and how these can be leveraged to support the growth of a large multinational within emerging markets.'
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies.-TradeArabia News Service