In early July 2005, NEC CI (NEC Computers International), one of the leaders in the manufacture of the PC (personal computer) market and servers in Europe, formalized the extension of its transport-logistics partnership with Kühne & Nagel (K & N) in France. At a time where the case of Danone/Pepsi is often interpreted in the emotional register, dive to the roots of the K & N/NEC cooperation allows to illustrate how two parameters, change and globalization, today along the route of the men and businesses. Story... without losing view logistics.
Global change and the benefits in transport-logistics in Angers
In 1990, Jean-Pierre Bretaudière founded Brett Computers S.A. with head office and factory in Angers (49, Maine-et-Loire). The perspective of transport-logistics, spare parts come from Asia, the Assembly is carried out in Anjou and the distribution of the products, only the PC at the time, concerning mainly the French market. In 1997, Jean-Pierre Bretaudière gives his case at Packard-Bell, American constructor who became subsidiary of Japanese NEC (Nippon Electric Company). Good pick for the aspect of transport-logistics, since NEC gives French made Packard-Bell productions until then in the United States. As Jean-Pierre Bretaudière, who had been Professor of medicine in Houston, Texas before creating Brett, he embarked on information scholar and President Angers Technopole Incubation (ATI) to promote start-ups with the help of local communities.
Name, capital, material grey and transport-logistics: to each its nationality
Packard-Bell, the American ex-géant, has given a health in France. In 2004, including the diversification out of PC, turnover amounted to 1.3 billion EUR ( 16 from 2003) and leaders provide 20 in 2005.
Sales will spend more than 5 million of products (PC, portable music players, drives, or DVD burners), is four times more than in 2003 and with impact transport-logistic both volumes to distribute to the management of global flows.
But produce public PC in Angers is no longer competitive. This string was therefore arrested in June. Its production is now shared between China and the Czech Republic, with 20 of the 880 jobs deleted. But Angers is numbered on this niche before 1990. Thus, Packard-Bell retains an American name, its capital is controlled by Japanese interests (NEC), grey matter depends on a team based in Anjou and its transport-logistics function is Franco-Swiss (K & N).
The main benefits assigned to K & N under new agreement
For NEC CI, K & N already assured international transport and distribution of laptops. The new agreement covers the overall logistics of products Packard-Bell from China until the delivery to customers across Europe.
Since the CI NEC and Packard Bell, located near Shanghai, assembly lines up to Paris, London and Luxembourg, the routing is done in air cargo.
Logistical benefits on platforms K & N de Paris/Lagny-le-Sec (France), London/Heathrow (England) and Contern (Luxembourg) includes cross-docking (constitution of collections), flashing the information of each shipment, the preparation of orders and distribution-delivery flight.
In addition, the French site of Lagny-le-Sec is storage management.
Please note. Since the month of April 2005, Tobias Jerschke (32 years) chairs the Executive Board of K & N (France) SA and Jean-Pierre Ennebick, the Supervisory Board. The French subsidiary employs about 550 people across 20 sites.