Kuehne+Nagel prepared integrated forwarding solution for sensitive food shipments from Poland to South Africa.
A customised integrated service solution based on regular door-to-port seafreight shipments via Hamburg and Bremerhaven to guarantee shortest transit times.
Challenges: To provide regular seafreight and ad-hoc airfreight shipping of temperature- and time-sensitive cheese products with reliable service quality.
Having operated in Poland since 1990, the group founded Hochland Polska Sp. z o.o. in 1993 and in 1995 put its own production plant into operation in Kaźmierz, near Poznań. Together with the sites of Baranowo and Węgrów, Hochland today has three plants in the country which manufacture processed cheese, soft cheese, cream cheese, hard cheese and sliced cheese.
The well-known market leader in cheese products needed a reliable seafreight provider to support its market expansion to South Africa.
Constantly seeking to expand its international presence, Hochland started to deliver its products to the South African market in 2014. With the aim of establishing a reliable and efficient supply chain from its Polish production sites to this country, the company was looking for an international logistics partner to provide high-quality temperature-controlled seafreight transport on a door-to-port service level.
For Hochland Poland, Kuehne + Nagel designed a customised integrated service solution based on regular door-to-port seafreight shipments, which are added by door-to-door airfreight transports in cases of urgent ad-hoc deliveries. In order to guarantee shortest transit times, the shipments are transported from Hochland’s production site in Kaźmierz by road to the ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven, from where they sail to Cape Town. As the world’s number one seafreight provider, Kuehne + Nagel not only offers Hochland unmatched access to the world’s temperature-controlled carriers. The flexibility offered by multiple sailings and fast transit times means quicker respond to changes in price and demand, benefitting Hochland with shipping reliability at fair logistics costs.
In Kuehne + Nagel we found a logistics partner with a similar philosophy when it comes to quality. Their service quality helps us bring our product quality to our South African customers.
By using the services of Kuehne + Nagel, Hochland has established a reliable, secure and efficient supply chain from Poland to South Africa at affordable costs. With its products being delivered on time and in perfect condition, Hochland is in an excellent position to further strengthen its foothold in the South African market.