K+N moves into SA perishables market

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has acquired three South American forwarders that specialise in perishables – Translago SAS and Agenc i a de Adua na s Excelsia, in Colombia, and Mastertransport, in Ecuador. K+N said that together the three companies controlled approximately 75,000 tonnes of air export perishables a year. “By combining the newly acquired companies […]


Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has acquired three South American forwarders that specialise in perishables – Translago SAS and Agenc i a de Adua na s Excelsia, in Colombia, and Mastertransport, in Ecuador. K+N said that together the three companies controlled approximately 75,000 tonnes of air export perishables a year. “By combining the newly acquired companies with our existing operations, we are achieving the leading position in the South American perishables segment,” said Karl Gernandt, executive vice chairman of K+N Internationa l. “Global expansion in the field of perishables logistics is an important element of KN’s five-year growth programme,” he added.