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Kuehne Foundation: An Enduring Commitment to Training and Further Education

COMMUNITY | 26 October 2017

The public-benefit and not-for profit Kuehne Foundation was established by the Kuehne family in Switzerland in 1976 and is associated with the leading logistics service provider Kuehne + Nagel.

Today, the organization is the private foundation by Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Michael Kuehne and initiates and implements all its projects itself and in collaboration with global partners.

The purpose of the foundation specifies the following two main areas of support:

  1. Support for training, further education & research in the fields of transportation and logistics.
  2. Support for medical sciences, humanitarian, charitable, and cultural projects.

The activities in Indonesia relate to the foundation’s global logistics education program and aim to provide logistics expertise to the country. Together with the German-Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (EKONID), the Kuehne Foundation and local partners had a 2-day seminar on contemporary logistics-relevant topics in Jakarta followed by two further key note presentations to a student audience together with STIMLOG in the city of Bandung.

The global logistics education program aims to support developing and emerging countries in further strengthening the logistics business and local logistics community. Only with properly functioning supply chains and logistics operations is an economy able to work efficiently, connect to international trade and improve the living conditions by granting easier access to food and pharmaceuticals.

The mission of the Kuehne Foundation therefore is to develop in-country capacities and knowledge about logistics, such as in the form of university support for the implementation and continuation of logistics degree courses, for example. The second major support area is the execution of logistics seminars to train the current logistics professionals in the countries to the latest international concepts and standards which can then be applied and adopted to the local environment and needs.

Kuehne + Nagel Indonesia
Kuehne+Nagel Indonesia has been active in the country since 1992 and is one of the industry-leaders in Sea- and Air-freight logistics. The Company has 6 offices in Indonesia and employs more than 250 professional forwarding and logistics experts and is on a strong growth trajectory.

Jakob Friis Sorensen re-joined the international forwarding business when he became National Manager for K+N in Indonesia Pt. Naku Freight President Director in February 2017.

About Kuehne + Nagel
Over its 125 year history, Kuehne + Nagel has evolved from a traditional international freight forwarder to a leading global provider of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions.

Since 1890, when the business was founded in Bremen, Germany, by August Kuehne and Friedrich Nagel, Kuehne + Nagel has grown into one of the world’s leading logistics providers. Today, the Kuehne + Nagel Group has more than 1,300 offices in over 100 countries, with over 70,000 employees.

Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.The Group provides logistics services to key industries such as automotive, aerospace, high tech, industrials, oil & gas, pharma & healthcare, FMCG and retail.

Kuehne + Nagel’s business activities and market position are built on the company’s committment to offer its customers tailor-made, scalable logistics solutions of the highest quality and planning reliability.