Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG) is the world's leading green coffee service group. With 46 companies in 28 countries the group has a strong presence in most of the coffee producing countries and all important import markets offering a broad range of quality services and products along the green coffee value chain
As a reliable and straightforward partner to farmers and the roasting industry - large and small alike, for many decades the group has been mitigating the different needs and interests. Around 2,200 highly skilled employees work in the fields of farming and farm management, milling and grading, quality control, export and import of commercial grade coffee, instant coffee and specialties. The group not only offers modern logistics and risk management but also different financing models to go beyond the diverse demands of its clients.
“Since the 1970’s, at the time when coffee was shipped on 88 meter long geared general cargo vessels from East Africa, one of MSC’s original trade lanes, NKG has been on board… and still we are,” Mr Kay Lohse, General Manager of ICL Internationale Commodity Logistik GmbH explains,” Nowadays coffee is shipped time and again in containers globally on 395 meter long non- geared container vessels. Modern coffee logistics requirements are complex and diversified. The need for permanent and reliable supply chain visibility as well as full cost control is essential in order to be ahead of today’s market trends.”
The personal relationship with MSC includes many people committed to the coffee product e.g. a dedicated coffee customer service desk in the important origin country of Brazil which makes the difference and offers the flexibility necessary for the ever-changing coffee crops and new challenges around the NKG coffee supply chain.
Mr Vakur Germiyanoglu, VP at MSC Geneva HQ tells us, “MSC values its longstanding relationship with NKG. We believe the success of our relationship is our open and flexible approach, with regular communication which allows us to meet, and exceed, NKG’s expectations. We are proud to say that, thanks to MSC’s personalized service, tailored to NKG’s special requirements, MSC has become their logistics partner of choice”.