Kuehne + Nagel buys Kenyan flowers and vegetables exporter
Kuehne + Nagel has acquired Trillvane Ltd, Kenya which will enable the logistics firm to strengthen its position in perishables operations between Kenya and Europe, in particular to the UK.
With its 130 employees Trillvane is specialised in the export of flowers and vegetables. Its location at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi provides easy and quick access to all major airlines allowing for later cut-offs and shorter transit times leading to both cost savings and optimal handling of temperature sensitive goods
The move, which is subject to regulatory approval, is set to boost Kenya’s long-running bid to sidestep middlemen in favour of direct export of fresh produce.