Inside Logistics

K+N managing distribution for Corning Life Sciences in Asia-Pacific

New DC established in Shanghai Tree Trade zone


March 22, 2016
by MM&D Online Staff

Shanghai, China–Corning Incorporated has appointed Kuehne + Nagel to manage distribution for its Corning Life Sciences business in the Asia-Pacific market.

Under the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel will handle the logistics for Corning’s customers out of a new distribution centre in Shanghai, located in the Yangshan Free Trade Port Area. Kuehne + Nagel services will include the consolidation of intercontinental seafreight shipments from Corning Life Sciences’s global locations, warehousing, pick and pack, and distribution of products for the Asia-Pacific market.

Establishing the operation within the Shanghai Free Trade zone area will allow for more efficient and cost effective handling.

“We are excited to work with Kuehne + Nagel to establish this new distribution centre as it confirms our commitment to customers in Asia and to the future of the life sciences market here,” said Doug Lohse, regional general manager, Corning Life Sciences Asia. “This new investment increases our ability to efficiently bring cutting-edge products and solutions to the region. As a global leader of solutions for life science researchers, Corning’s technology plays a key role in enabling our customers to make
and deliver breakthrough discoveries.”