Logistics for the Little Black Candy Cat - Fiege and Katjes prolong logistics agreement
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Greven/Bocholt, July 10, 2012. For 20 years the Fiege Group, a logistics provider based in Greven/Germany, has been successfully co-operating with the renowned confectionery maker, Katjes Fassin GmbH & Co. KG from Emmerich am Rhein. The scope of the existing logistics agreement has now been widened and prolonged. "The high quality of services rendered by Fiege convinced us throughout all of these years and gave us the confidence to commit to a further long-term, beneficial collaboration", emphasises Bastian Fassin, managing director Katjes International.
The most well-known candy product from the house of Katjes has been around since 1950. A classic by now, the little black liquorice cat has maintained its immense popularity to-date, so much so that the production sites of Katjes Fassin in Emmerich still produce the black ‘Katjes' - which is Dutch for ‘little cat' - according to the old recipe imported from Sicily.
Over 50 different Katjes products fill the racks in shops nowadays. In Bocholt, Fiege consolidates the supply chain services, starting at the production lines in Emmerich, Remshalden, Potsdam and Belgium, in addition to managing the logistics at the central warehouse for the confectionery manufacturer. The Fiege Group equally handles the entire transport logistics for Germany and Austria.
Various comprehensive value added services - such as packing and the building of displays for the retail trade or discount store clients - complement the services portfolio. "At the Emmerich parent plant we also operate an export warehouse, to account for the international growth of our customer", explains Armin Schneidereit, branch manager at the Fiege Bocholt facility.
The Fiege Group, headquartered in Greven/Germany, is among Europe's leading logistics providers. Its competence lies in particular in the development and realisation of integrated, holistic supply chain systems and it is considered a pioneer of contract logistics. In 2011, the Group generated a turnover of Euro 1.5 billion world-wide with a workforce of around 11,000. 200 branches and co-operations based in 18 countries form a dense supply-chain network. 3 million square metres of warehouse and logistics space vouch for the company's efficiency.
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