Hyderabad, India (Urban Transport News): Kuehne+Nagel, a leading global logistics company, announced that it has signed a three-year logistics service contract with GMR Aero Technic, a subsidiary of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited. With the contract, Kuehne+Nagel will focus on inbound and outbound international air logistics needs, reduce downtime and 24x7 AOG support for GMR Aero Technic.
GMR Aero Technic has been constantly upgrading its capabilities and expanding its service offerings to meet the growing maintenance needs of airline operators within and outside India with a vision to be a lead MRO in the Asia Pacific region. The Indian MRO industry is expected to grow to US$ 4.0 billion by 2031 and with more than 1,000 new aircraft orders, India is likely to become the 3rd largest buyer of commercial passenger planes in the world.
“We have been supporting GMR Aero Technic with expertise over the last few years by providing them with aircraft maintenance solutions in a timely, cost-effective manner. We are delighted and look forward to adding value to their operations and meeting their international logistics requirements. Technological advancements and disruptions are expected to accelerate the industry's evolution, and Kuehne+Nagel will continue to be an innovative and committed business partner to GMR Aero Technic," said Coen van der Maarel, Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
"We are delighted to continue our partnership with Kuehne+Nagel. Kuehne+Nagel has proven to be a reliable partner of choice for aircraft maintenance logistics. Their commitment towards AOG deliverables remained unaffected even during the pandemic. GMR Aero Technic continues investing in upgrading and expanding their service offerings for aerospace customers, and our partnership with Kuehne+Nagel serves that priority," commented Ashok Gopinath, CEO, GMR Aero Technic.
With over 80,000 employees at almost 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in sea, air, road, and contract logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.