AMSTERDAM — October 7 2014 Significant increased demand for services from a key hi-tech customer has required Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), to open a third facility in Amsterdam. The 15,200 m² warehouse in the Westpoort area of the city came into operation in August and is dedicated to fulfilling a wide range of value-added services for a global brand client at the top end of hi-tech equipment provision.
Menlo’s General Manager in Amsterdam, Bart Roters welcomed the expansion, “We are of course delighted that our client is entrusting Menlo with the increased supply of logistics services. But, most significantly an expansion of the complex portfolio of value-added services that compliment the client’s sophisticated supply chain infrastructure here in Europe,” he said.
In addition to repackaging of product and testing for malfunctions Menlo also runs MRP (Materials Requirement Planning) for the packaging demands of the client throughout the European market and arranges JIT (Just In Time) delivery to production sites in the region. Menlo also supports scrapping and dismantling processes as required.
In welcoming the expansion Menlo’s Managing Director Europe, Tony Gunn, commented, “The global supply chains characterized by the hi-tech sector have many demanding facets. We feel that Menlo’s culture of developing long-term, resilient customer relationships and our ability to adapt to dynamic changes in demand is particularly relevant in this sector. In this case we are delighted to provide a high profile client with a state-of-the art facility to support its significant growth plans and extension of our current contract.”
The new Westpoort location is TAPA A certified, has 12 loading/unloading docks and an eight meter working space height. It is Menlo’s third Amsterdam facility as it is additional to existing facilities at Schipol-Rijk. The Company also has its European headquarters based in the city.
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About Menlo Logistics Europe
In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.
Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defense and government services; oil and gas as well as retail e-fulfillment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands. www.menloworldwide.com/europe
About Menlo Logistics
Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 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 Francisco, California-based Menlo 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 fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.
With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.