Issue: Dec 2009


Menlo Worldwide Logistics Wins European Hi-Tech Logistics Award for Second Year



by Michael Stewart

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. has received the Best 3PL for Hi-Tech & Electronics Award at the annual eyefortransport European 3PL Awards. Menlo received the award, which was co-sponsored by the trade development agency, Flanders Investment and Trade, for the second consecutive year. It was presented during the European 3PL Summit in Brussels.

Acknowledging Menlo's achievement, Tony Gunn, managing director, Europe said, "Our customers within the hi-tech and electronics sector have been most supportive. They are appreciative of Menlo's provision of best-in-class, dedicated and multi-user warehouse services, transportation management and value-added services both in Europe and globally." Gunn added, "I am proud of the Menlo team's efforts in maintaining a high standard of service, the consistency of which is validated by the receipt of this award for a second year. I believe that the company's collective commitment to the lean concept as applied to logistics will continue to help achieve this level of consistency in the future."

Each year, the eyefortransport 3PL Awards recognize those 3PLs that continuously deliver excellence in logistics operations and superior service to their customers. The awards are decided on by 3PL customers -- the manufacturers and retailers who depend upon and work with logistics service providers on a daily basis.

"As such, these awards take on a special significance, and the winners can feel confident in the knowledge that their customers have chosen them as best-of-breed partners in supply chain excellence," commented Chris Saynor, CEO of eyefortransport. "With the largest response rate to date in Europe, the increase in participants exemplifies the support and degree of satisfaction of the companies which depend on the 3PL providers."

In presenting these awards, eyefortransport strives to recognize those companies which diligently work to provide consistently excellent logistics operations and superior service to their customers. "Considering the strength of the competition and prestige of the award Menlo is honored to be recognized for its superior service in this way by the European market," concluded Menlo's Gunn.

About Menlo Worldwide Logistics

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.4 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Mateo, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics' services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 16 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. a $4.3 billion freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.

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