Logistics for cats and dogs

Storing, picking & packing as well as building, filling and distributing displays: from its logistic centre in Kerpen, trans-o-flex organises a complete range of services for the Swiss pet food specialist Nash & Nunki

(PresseBox) (Weinheim, ) transoflex's subsidiary TT Tour-Trans has been selected by the Swiss pet food specialist Nash & Nunki AG to assume the storage and distribution of dog and cat food. Since 2008, Nash & Nunki AG, based in Sarnen, Switzerland, has been exclusively distributing the premium dog and cat food labels IAMS and Eukanuba for the American Procter & Gamble Group. Within the scope of this cooperation, transoflex is responsible for providing the complete range of services involved: stacking the several hundreds of different articles on approximately 2,000 pallets and storing them in its logistic centre in Kerpen near Cologne, managing the goods by batch and useby date as well as delivering them as parcels, LCL, partial or fulltruck load to the individual recipients. The customer base includes renowned companies, such as Fressnapf or Zooplus, as well as breeders and vets. In a second phase of this cooperation starting in the middle of this year, employees of transoflex will be building and filling sales displays for the Nash & Nunki AG and control the distribution. Last but not least,

"In addition to the mere procurement and distribution of goods, transoflex has always been a company that offers a wide range of additional logistic services", says Kai Schmuck, Managing Director of the transoflex Logistics Group. "By acquiring TT Tour-Trans, our longstanding partner specialising on contract logistics, in 2005 we managed to successfully integrate this service in our business and can, thus, realise for our customers integrated logistic solutions from a single source." In order to handle all processes as fast, reliably and efficiently as possible, transoflex, at the beginning of this year, invested in a new warehouse management and storage system that makes it possible to handle all processes in Kerpen without using any paper. The Windowsbased software is clientcapable and multilingual and communicates via interface with the customers' individual ERP systems, thus ensuring maximum transparency for all parties involved.

trans-o-flex Schnell-Lieferdienst GmbH

transoflex, based in Weinheim, South-West Germany, is a logistics group active throughout Europe. In Germany, via its express delivery service, it offers a fullcoverage network for efficient and safe transport of parcels and pallets (combifreight). Apart from its nationwide 24hour deliveries (usual transit time) with numerous Express and addedvalue options such as hazardous material transport, transoflex has developed the Eurodis network which provides delivery services in European countries, making transoflex one of the leading combifreight service providers in Europe. transoflex implements tailormade logistics concepts and has developed numerous solutions for specific sectors, for instance for the pharmaceutical and consumer electronics / home entertainment industries. The transoflex network is also able to transport hazardous goods in large quantities. Annual sales of the group, which has 1,125 employees in Germany, amounted to € 500 million in 2009. Since June 2008 the Austrian Post (ÖPAG) has been sole shareholder in transoflex. More detailed information at: www.trans-o-flex.de.

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