Menlo Secures ISO 13485 Status for Specialist Handling of Medical Devices
Amsterdam – March 2nd 2015 - As further evidence of its proficiency in the medical device sector, Menlo Logistics, (Menlo), the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) has achieved ISO 13485: 2003 for its Eersel (Neth.) facility.
The International Standard sets specifications for a quality management system where an organization demonstrates its ability to manufacture or control and handle inventory management of medical devices and related logistics services while complying with applicable international regulations governing the supply and distribution of medical devices, and consistently meet customer requirements.
Menlo’s Eersel site in the south of the Netherlands provides logistics and supply chain management services to two divisions of the Getinge group, which is a leading global provider of equipment and systems to the healthcare and life sciences industries. ArjoHuntleigh, the division specializing in medical equipment for those with reduced mobility and its corporate sibling Maquet, also a producing of high-end medical devices, both benefit from Menlo’s professional abilities dedicated to the specific supply chain needs of sophisticated healthcare medical supplies.
Commenting on the attainment of the ISO 13485 standard Menlo’s Senior Director of Business Development, Arthur van Gerven said, “Both quality assurance and regulatory compliance are essential for a logistics company offering supply chain services to the medical device sector. Therefore, we are pleased with the ISO accolade. Menlo, however, believes success in this sector also involves a sharing of similar cultures with our business partners. In the case of our Eersel customers this includes a mutual dedication to Lean continuous improvement practices as well as a commitment to quality and compliance.”
About Menlo Logistics Europe
In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains 17 dedicated and multiclient logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as a pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.
Supply chain and transportation management solutions, as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services, are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors, including: lifestyle, fashion and apparel; health care and medtech; e-fulfillment and e-returns; manufacturing support; data center logistics; spare parts and aftermarket supply and high-tech. The European headquarters is at the multiclient Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands. www.menlologistics.com/europe
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About Menlo Logistics
Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.7 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 multiclient 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 $5.8 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.