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Kingfisher extends Yusen contract

Kingfisher, parent of B&Q and Screwfix, has extended its contract with Yusen Logistics, to manage its European supply chain, making deliveries to operations across the UK, France and Poland.

The contract includes additional pick up from locations in South East Asia and Europe, as well as the existing contract's origin points in North and South China.

The contract also covers inbound logistics management, carrier management for sea-freight consignments, documentation management and logistics support.

Kingfisher has nearly 900 stores in eight countries in Europe and Asia operating under a series of brands including B&Q, Castorama, Brico Depot, and Screwfix.

Alex Okamoto, managing director of Yusen Logistics Europe, said: "With international supply chains becoming increasingly complex, we are confident that our flexibility and the total-visibility of our tracking systems are of great value to our customers. We are delighted to secure this contract extension and are keen to continue developing our relationship with Kingfisher in the future."

Source : Logistics Manager

24 October 2011
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