Logistics firm hiring 180 new workers
Columbia, SC — Kuehne + Nagel, Inc., a global transport and logistics company, is launching operations in Charleston County. With this new facility, the company will be creating 180 jobs over the next three years.
Established in 1890, Kuehne + Nagel has grown into one of the world’s leading logistics providers. With more than 1,300 offices and 70,000 employees, the firm provides logistics solutions to a variety of key industry sectors, including automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, retail and more.
Located on the Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC (MBV) site off of Palmetto Commerce Parkway, Kuehne + Nagel’s new facility will be providing production logistics services to support MBV’s expanding manufacturing operations. Comprehensive services will include goods receiving, inventory management, just-in-time picking and sequencing for delivery.
Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants can visit www.KNCareers.com for more information.
“We are delighted to expand our 15-year global relationship with the Daimler Group by working with Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC, one of the group companies. Our supply chain services in the new Charleston, S.C. Sprinter van plant will improve assembly line productivity and enhance vehicle production. We look forward to adding value to our customers’ supply chain for many years to come.” -Kuehne + Nagel North America President and CEO Bob Mihok
“Kuehne + Nagel is another example of a company that helps make South Carolina the wonderful place that it is. From the talented people who make up our workforce to the infrastructure necessary to do business, our state has so much to offer to companies looking to grow.” –Governor Henry McMaster
“Today’s announcement by Kuehne + Nagel is a testament to the logistics advantages and pro-business environment that South Carolina offers. We’re excited to have such a dynamic company grow its operations in the Lowcountry and look forward to their success in our state for many years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We are experiencing great success in Charleston County and congratulate Kuehne + Nagel on this announcement. This world-leading logistics company will make Mercedes-Benz Vans’ operations more efficient and will create good-paying jobs at home, which will spawn more local economic growth.” –Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl
“The creation of these new jobs by Kuehne + Nagel is a testament to the thriving automotive industry in the Lowcountry, and we wholeheartedly welcome the company’s partnership with Mercedes-Benz Vans here in North Charleston. As an international market leader, Kuehne + Nagel is set to become a cornerstone in our region’s logistical chain.” -North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey
“Kuehne + Nagel’s announcement is exciting, not only because of the quality new jobs created and investment secured for Palmetto Commerce Parkway, but because another keystone has been laid for automotive success and support of the Mercedes-Benz Vans Sprinter program.” – Charleston County Economic Development Director Steve Dykes
Five Fast Facts
- Kuehne + Nagel is launching operations in Charleston County.
- 180 new jobs over the next three years.
- Kuehne + Nagel is a global transport and logistics company.
- The company will be providing production logistics services to support Mercedes-Benz Vans’ new manufacturing operations.
- Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants can visit www.KNCareers.com for more information.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.