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K Line (THAILAND) Ltd. 50th Anniversary Party held in Bangkok

K LINE (THAILAND) LTD. (“KTL”) held its 50th Anniversary Party at Plaza Athénée Bangkok on December 1, 2014.

KTL’s 50th Anniversary was celebrated by about 700 people who gathered for the party including Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, the former Prime Minister of Thailand, Mr. Shigekazu Sato, Ambassador of Japan to Thailand and many distinguished guests from Port Authority of Thailand, government agencies, customer companies and other related people.

In his speech, Mr. Jiro Asakura, President of KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. expressed his sincere gratitude for all attendees who have given support and cooperation to KTL for 50 years in order to develop business in Thailand. He also stressed how the company continues to advance its systems of quality control, conservation of environment and safety standards.

KAWASAKI (BANGKOK) LTD. (former name of KTL) was established in 1964, after which business continually progressed in accordance with economic growth of Thailand. KTL and 7 other group companies in Thailand are now successfully providing a broad spectrum of business services including shipping agencies, inland transportation, custom clearance, machine installation, warehousing, cold storage, freight forwarding and insurance agency. One of KTL’s group companies, BANGKOK COLD STORAGE SERVICE, LTD., has recently opened its second cold storage in a suburb area of Bangkok. In 2015, it is scheduled to open K Line Bang Phra Logistics Center near Laem Chabang port which will consist of warehouse, container depot and truck depot.

In 2015, ASEAN Economic Community (“AEC”) will be established and it is expected to accelerate economic growth of ASEAN countries more and more  beyond their respective borders. The “K” Line Group includes companies such as KTL and representative offices in various countries throughout Asia. In order to provide our esteemed customers with the highest quality total logistics services, we are constantly improving our business operations and will further  strengthen our overall worldwide organization, not only to meet shippers’ needs but to also contribute to each local economy where our operations are located.

 

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From the left, Mr. Vitthya, Chairman of K Line (Thailand) Ltd., Mr. Abhisit, the former Prime Minister of Thailand, Mr. Asakura, President of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.,
Mr. Sato, Ambassador of Japan to Thailand, Mr. Ishida, Managing Director of K Line (Thailand) Ltd.

 

ModusLink Helps Cricut® Meet Global Demand and Enables European Expansion

—Cricut’s strategic growth plan focuses heavily on e-commerce and strong execution of logistics —

WALTHAM, Mass. and SOUTH JORDAN, Utah—June 17, 2013—ModusLinkGlobal Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) and Cricut® have announced a significant operational expansion, making Cricut’s highly innovative craft, hobby and educational products more readily available in Europe. ModusLink will help Cricut manage numerous supply chain and logistics functions including regional warehousing, distribution and order fulfillment. ModusLink will also support e-commerce, payment and local tax processing and order support in more than 35 countries.

“Cricut is seeing strong growth and high consumer demand for our crafting supplies across Europe, especially among the young and technology-savvy demographic,” said Simon Faulkner, executive vice president and general manager for EMEA at Cricut. “These customers want quick and easy access to our products through online channels and expect the quick shipping options that are available to them with other goods such as clothing and electronics. ModusLink has the logistics operations in place and the regional expertise that is helping us quickly expand our business and increase brand loyalty in this key market.”

In addition to driving an exceptional purchasing experience for Cricut’s customers, ModusLink’s current product distribution infrastructure in Europe is expected to save Cricut considerable freight costs and help reduce the associated carbon footprint of long-distance shipping.

“ModusLink is eager to play a role in Cricut’s current growth by providing global supply chain and e-commerce support that helps build the business in a highly efficient and cost-effective way,” said Scott Crawley, president of global operations, sales and marketing at ModusLink. “Taking the right approach to growing a company’s presence in new regions often requires a knowledgeable local operations partner and our goal is to help clients expand in a carefully planned manner that yields revenue and satisfied customers, without disrupting or overhauling their existing business.”

In addition to the collaboration in Europe, Cricut has also recently extended its engagement with ModusLink for U.S.-based logistics services.

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About Provo Craft/Cricut

Provo Craft is a creative crafting products company and world leader in personal electronic cutting machines that enables people to achieve their creative best. For 40 years, Provo Craft has sold millions of products worldwide that bring crafting tools to the masses, including the Cricut® personal electronic cutter, the Cricut Craft Room® design software, and the Cricut Cuttlebug™ die cutter and embosser. The Cricut launched in 2005 and revolutionized the paper crafts industry. Today, millions of people use Cricut products to create projects that range from greeting cards, scrapbooks, home décor, school projects – anything that allows people to capture their memories and share these with their loved ones. For further information, visit www.cricut.com.

About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 451 million product shipments through more than 25 sites across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

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This release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example, the expected benefits of the business relationship between ModusLink Global Solutions and Provo Craft. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: We are not designated as this client’s sole supplier of the services referenced in this press release; We frequently sell to our clients on a purchase order basis and without contractual minimums and therefore our sales are subject to demand variability; Our success depends on our ability to execute on our business strategy and the continued and increased demand for and market acceptance of our solutions and services; We may not be able to expand our operations in accordance with our business strategy; We may experience difficulties integrating technologies, operations and personnel in accordance with our business strategy; We derive a significant portion of our revenue from a small number of customers and the loss of any of those customers would significantly damage our financial condition and results of operations; Increased competition and technological changes in the markets in which we compete; and risks associated with international operations. For a detailed discussion of cautionary statements that may affect ModusLink Global Solutions’ future results of operations and financial results, please refer to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and  Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us.

CRICUT is a trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc., South Jordan, Utah.

ModusLink Global Solutions is a trademark of ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

 

ModusLink Contacts:

Media:  Teresa Osborne

ModusLink Public Relations

781-663-5153

teresa_osborne@moduslink.com

 

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ModusLink and Newton Circus Join Forces to Increase Digital Inclusion

— Donated smartphones will undergo ModusLink’s enterprise-quality refurbishment for philanthropic project—

WALTHAM, Mass. and SINGAPORE— 2 April 2013—ModusLink Global Solutions™ Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) and Newton Circus today announced a collaboration to provide senior citizens high quality, renewed smartphones with a suite of apps known as Silverline, designed to connect them to the digital world.

Based in Singapore, with contributors across the globe, Newton Circus develops creative, environmentally-sound and people-focused business projects across a number of industries. For its newest endeavor, Newton Circus has selected ModusLink to provide global supply chain management capability and for its rigorous standards in electronics repair and recovery.

“Our goal is to provide millions of re-purposed smartphones that can be distributed free of charge through participating cellular providers, so that seniors and their families can have peace of mind knowing that a connection to select service providers is just a tap or a call away,” said Jason Aspes, co-founder, Newton Circus. “With the support of numerous global telecom leaders, this project will connect these seniors with critical information, provide education and connect them with family and friends for enrichment, safety and security. Silverline and its success hinges on the reliability of the systems we provide and ModusLink has a proven, industry-leading handset processing discipline that will ensure the high quality of these donations.”

“Newton Circus has a history of entrepreneurial projects that combine humanitarian endeavors, environmental stewardship and sound business opportunity,” said Scott Crawley, president, global operations, sales and marketing, ModusLink. “We find an increasing number of technology clients are interested in the renewal of electronics as an additional revenue opportunity that is simultaneously beneficial for the environment. Our expertise in this area has grown over the years and our ability to maximize value at every point in the process makes ModusLink truly unique in the supply chain and logistics market. It’s gratifying for our company to be involved with a project like Silverline.”

Donated handsets will be shipped to ModusLink’s repair and refurbishment locations in Bloomington, IN, and Singapore, where they will undergo a rigorous security and data wipe process before being restored to near-new condition and pre-loaded with the Silverline apps before being distributed to seniors through the Silverline program.

Additional Resources

  • Watch the video on ModusLink’s Aftermarket Solutions for electronics return, repair and recovery
  • See a first-hand account of Silverline’s benefits for seniors
  • See additional detail on ModusLink’s Repair and Recovery programs
  • Value Unchained, the blog for supply chain professionals

About Newton Circus

Newton Circus creates products, services, and applications that are good for people, planet, and profit. We focus on key drivers of global change including climate, the environment, poverty, development, natural resource preservation, healthcare, migration, and urbanization. Newton Circus understands the mainstream consumer has shown an overwhelming propensity to support products, brands, companies, and retailers that are committed to responsible business practices. Contact us to embed sustainability into your company and improve your bottom line. Visit www.newton-circus.com and www.silverline.mobi for more information.

About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals

ModusLink Global Solutions is a trademark of ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Media:

Teresa Osborne

ModusLink Public Relations

781-663-5153

teresa_osborne@moduslink.com

ModusLink Improves Operations in The Netherlands

—Move from Apeldoorn to Venray in The Netherlands will yield improved warehousing, provide additional transportation options for clients—

WALTHAM, Mass.—March 14, 2013—ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) has announced a planned move of its operations in The Netherlands from the current site in Apeldoorn to a new location in Venray. Initial work to transition client services is underway and the new facility is expected to be fully operational by July 2013.

“The Netherlands is a highly strategic logistics hub in Europe and our company and our clients have enjoyed many benefits over the last 25 years from our location in Apeldoorn,” said Scott Crawley, president, global operations, sales and marketing, ModusLink. “Today, we are managing numerous supply chain programs for global consumer electronics companies whose growth necessitates a facility that is better designed in terms of warehouse space and layout, shipping bays and with access to more transportation options. We have found an ideal location in Venray and this move will improve our clients’ operations while also benefitting ModusLink economically and competitively.”

ModusLink’s new Solution Center is located in an area of Venray that is home to many logistics and transportation facilities. The geographic location of Venray within the country offers easy access to major European highways, river-based shipping and an extensive rail system. There are approximately 50 weekly inter-modal transportation service options for moving materials and finished goods in and out of the logistics area by train and barge.

The new facility features 28 loading bays, 15,000 sq. meters of warehouse space in a layout designed for storage and fulfillment, as well as designated areas ideal for product assembly, configuration and packaging. A number of the current ModusLink employees will be moving to the new location and the Venray area boasts a skilled workforce experienced in logistics and supply chain work.

Additional Resources

About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

CLIQ Digital Selects ModusLink for Mobile Gaming and Entertainment Applications Support

—Multilingual contact center to deliver regional support for CLIQ’s expansion in Asia—

WALTHAM, Mass., and DÜSSELDORF, Germany—Feb. 21, 2013—ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) and  CLIQ Digital announced an agreement today for ModusLink to provide live support services for CLIQ Digital’s mobile entertainment and gaming customers across Asia.

CLIQ Digital’s products include free and premium games, content subscriptions and advertising and lead-generation programs. From a single centralized contact center in Singapore, ModusLink will manage incoming technical and billing questions from CLIQ’s customers throughout the region in English, Bahasa, Mandarin and Cantonese.

“CLIQ Digital is a fast-growing, international company and our apps are designed for multiple mobile operating systems and hardware platforms,” said Thomas Kothuis, chief operating officer, CLIQ Digital. “We need a customer support infrastructure that can manage this high number of variables and that can also grow with us. We were impressed by ModusLink’s ability to quickly add languages and capacity to the Singapore contact center as we expand our footprint in the Asian market.”

“ModusLink’s contact center will automatically match the location of an incoming number with the right agent, so that CLIQ Digital’s customers can communicate in their native language and quickly have issues resolved,” said Scott Crawley, president, global operations, sales and marketing, ModusLink. “Timely resolution is important; however, our approach to customer care logistics goes a step further as we focus on thorough and non-scripted interactions with customers as opposed to volume-based metrics. We expect CLIQ Digital can build brand loyalty among its customers with this high-quality, targeted support service.

ModusLink’s extensive range of Customer Care services, including customer loyalty initiatives, product marketing programs and returns management, provide additional value to the post-sale supply chain and help maintain company and brand reputation.

Additional Resources

About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

About CLIQ Digital

CLIQ Digital, which is based in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a leading provider of games and mobile entertainment. As a marketer and publisher of games and other mobile value-added services, the Group is active in over 50 countries, especially through the channel of direct sales to end customers. CLIQ Digital has been establishing its Online & Freemium Games division since July 2010, and also its Freemium Mobile Games division since the end of 2011. The company was founded as Bob Mobile AG in 2005. A decisive growth step was taken in 2012 with acquisition of Dutch company CLIQ B.V. CLIQ provided the basis of the name of the newly positioned Group, which focuses on continuous and profitable growth through expanding into new countries, extending its games portfolio, as well as corporate acquisitions. The Company is listed in the Entry Standard segment of Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

ModusLink Names John J. Boucher as new President and CEO

Brings deep supply chain management experience and strong leadership and operations expertise

WALTHAM, Mass., – January 14, 2013 ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) today announced that John J. Boucher, 53, will become its President and Chief Executive Officer.  Boucher, who brings more than 30 years of supply chain management experience to his new role, is expected to join the Company on January 28, 2013.

“After a thorough search, we are confident that we have selected the right individual to assume the leadership role at ModusLink,” said Francis J. Jules, chairman of the board of directors.  “John has extensive experience in all facets of supply chain management especially in operations.  He also has deep knowledge of our core technology end-markets, and the proven ability to drive revenue growth and improvement in profitability.  The Board looks forward to working with John to improve financial results and increase shareholder value.”

“I am pleased to join ModusLink, one of the market’s leading outsourced supply chain and logistics providers”, said Mr. Boucher.  “ModusLink has an exceptional client base and has earned an outstanding reputation for client service.  I look forward to working with the Board and employees to build on the Company’s many strengths, enhance operations, improve financial results and drive value for shareholders.”

Boucher joins ModusLink from Symbotic LLC, a global provider of integrated supply network automation solutions for warehouses and distribution centers, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer & Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to this role from 2004 to 2010, Boucher served in executive and leadership positions at Celestica Inc., a major provider of supply chain services to companies in the communications, consumer, computing, and industrial, aerospace and defense, healthcare, green technology, and semiconductor capital equipment globally.  While at Celestica, he held the positions of Executive Vice President of Global Services, Sales & Supply Chain Solutions; Executive Vice President, Supply Chain & Chief Procurement Officer; and President & Senior Vice President, Americas Operations where he had direct accountability for approximately $3 billion of revenue.  Boucher was a member of the founding team at Manufacturers Services Limited prior to its acquisition by Celestica in 2004, and held senior management positions such as Group Vice President of Electronics Manufacturing Services Business Unit and Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management.  Boucher began his career, and worked for more than 17 years, with Digital Equipment Corporation where he held a number of senior management positions, including managing supply chain strategies for the Company’s personal computer division.  Boucher currently serves on the Consumer & Electronics Advisory Board of Nypro, a leading global solutions provider in the field of manufactured precision plastic products.

About ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

Media:
ModusLink Public Relations
Teresa Osborne, 781-663-5153
teresa_osborne@moduslink.com
or

Investor:
ModusLink Investor Relations
Robert Joyce, 781-663-5120
ir@moduslink.com

ModusLink Advances Corporate Social Responsibility with Full Membership in Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition

Joins many of its clients on a roster of leading electronics companies working to improve social and environmental issues

WALTHAM, Mass.—Dec. 19, 2012—After two years as an applicant member, ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) has become a full member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), which brings a wide range of companies working in the electronics industry together to collectively address issues of social, ethical and environmental concern in the supply chain. EICC’s membership includes the world’s top brands in consumer electronics, enterprise computing, semiconductors and contract manufacturing and more than 40 percent of these leading companies are ModusLink clients.

EICC members adopt a Code of Conduct and an auditing process that is designed to ensure their company operates in compliance with strict guidelines for labor and human rights, worker safety and health, safeguarding the environment, and doing business with a high degree of integrity. Members are also required to have their direct suppliers implement the Code and ModusLink is one of the first supply chain and logistics providers to join the coalition.

“We have long recognized that social and environmental responsibility is an integral part of providing world class service to our clients,” said Scott Crawley, president, global operations, ModusLink. “In fact, this is so important and so widely recognized in the high-tech industry, that it’s becoming a baseline requirement of doing business. Specifically, the EICC Code of Conduct is important to many of our clients and our membership means electronics companies can quickly and easily engage with us for reliable supply chain and logistics services that are verified to be EICC-compliant.”

In addition to ModusLink’s own CSR initiatives, the Company offers many supply chain and logistics services designed to improved clients’ sustainability efforts including:

  • Packaging redesign that can reduce material volume and carbon footprint
  • Component and materials sourcing to eliminate hazardous materials
  • Postponement that reduces transportation costs and carbon footprint
  • Responsible product return, repair and recycling programs, including parts harvesting

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About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

Contacts

Media:

Teresa Osborne

ModusLink Public Relations

781-663-5153

teresa_osborne@moduslink.com

Will McClaran

Kemp Goldberg Partners

207-773-0700 x225

wmcclaran@kempgoldberg.com

Investor:

Robert Joyce

ModusLink Investor Relations

781-663-5120

ir@moduslink.com

Toshiba Electronics Europe Selects ModusLink’s Solution Center in Brno, Czech Republic to Provide Content Loading Services for Flash Memory Products

ModusLink’s content delivery solution well positioned for new and growing market opportunity

WALTHAM, Mass.—Nov. 19, 2012—ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) today announced Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (TEE), the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, has selected ModusLink’s solution center in Brno, Czech Republic to provide on-demand configuration capabilities. TEE has certified the solution center and will be leveraging ModusLink’s content delivery solution to meet its customers’ requirements for pre-loaded flash memory devices.

The evolution of mobile computing technology, in particular the proliferation of tablets and smartphones, is changing how people use technology to access information and stay connected. Gartner recently forecasted worldwide media tablet sales to grow to 118.9 million units in 2012, a 98 percent increase over 2011 sales¹. These devices, as well as many of the ultrabooks on the market today, don’t have standard CD/DVD drives but do have USB ports and SD slots. Offering recovery media and other large-file software pre-loaded onto SD and microSD cards or USB drives gives consumers a viable back-up option and allows for situations where wireless downloads of software may not be practical.

“ModusLink has the configuration capabilities, infrastructure and global footprint needed to effectively deliver a true on-demand content solution at a critical time in the advancement of mobile and tablet technology,” said Naoyoshi Hosoda, vice president, Toshiba Electronics Europe. “With our pre-loaded media devices, we can provide consumers with the same secure access to content and software they have come to expect with conventional computing platforms.”

Pre-loaded flash media can be leveraged for an array of products including consumer electronics, software and other digital content, medical devices and automobile navigation systems. A number of companies in these varied industries are utilizing this service today to meet their pre-load requirements.

“We expect the number of devices without optical drives to increase in the coming years as additional industries embrace mobile and wireless technology and the need for solutions like Toshiba’s will grow,” said Tom Nightingale, president, sales and marketing, ModusLink. “We’re seeing this already; the use of in-vehicle navigation systems that function best with regular map updates is one such example. By enabling a demand-driven solution for customers requiring flash media with pre-loaded content, both Toshiba Electronics Europe and ModusLink are well positioned to meet the needs of this rapidly growing market opportunity.”

To learn more about ModusLink’s content delivery solution, visit our configuration services page.

Additional Resources

  • Value Unchained, the blog for supply chain professionals
  • Video overview of ModusLink’s complete configuration capabilities, including content load
  • Follow us on Twitter @ModusLink

About Toshiba Electronics Europe

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry’s broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs, ASSPs and display products for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as storage products like HDDs, SSDs, SD cards and USB sticks.

TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Takashi Nagasawa.

About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

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This release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example, the expected benefits of the business relationship between ModusLink Global Solutions and Toshiba, as well as the opportunities presented by the perceived market demand for flash media with pre-loaded content. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: We are not designated as this client’s sole supplier of the services referenced in this press release; We frequently sell to our clients on a purchase order basis and without contractual minimums and therefore our sales are subject to demand variability; Our success depends on our ability to execute on our business strategy and the continued and increased demand for and market acceptance of our solutions and services; We may not be able to expand our operations in accordance with our business strategy; We may experience difficulties integrating technologies, operations and personnel in accordance with our business strategy; We derive a significant portion of our revenue from a small number of customers and the loss of any of those customers would significantly damage our financial condition and results of operations; Increased competition and technological changes in the markets in which we compete; and risks associated with international operations. For a detailed discussion of cautionary statements that may affect ModusLink Global Solutions’ future results of operations and financial results, please refer to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and  Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us.

ModusLink Global Solutions is a trademark of ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Uniserve acquires Portall Solutions

London: 13 September 2012

Uniserve, the UK’s largest privately owned international freight and logistics company, has announced is acquisition of Portall Solutions Ltd, a finance and management consultancy business.  This signals Uniserve’s intention to redefine supply chain management services and to raise current standards of industry capability with its new concept of Global Trade Management (GTM).

Extending beyond the traditional freight forwarding competencies, the Portall product will provide Uniserve’s GTM service with a degree of flexibility designed to tackle today’s economic conditions and to exploit opportunities; an alternative approach to existing supply chain solutions which reflect past conditions.

Iain Liddell, Managing Director of Uniserve said “The acquisition of Portall will give us a significant addition to our range of capabilities.  It is our intention to lead the industry and promote the next generation of business support services, taking supply management to another level.  Our concept of Global Trade Management, or GTM, encompasses many skills and competencies in which Uniserve has been investing for some time.  To accelerate the growth of GTM, the 100% acquisition of Portall gives us a number of unique and innovative products to provide for our clients.”

The world class supply chains devised for many of our customers and other blue chip companies require to be updated constantly to remain world class.  To sustain this development Uniserve strives to up-date supply chain management structures by asking these crucial questions: is an existing supply chain designed for current trading conditions and for those of the foreseeable future; given limited growth in UK and EU markets, how can supply chain design facilitate those growth opportunities that do exist; how can opportunities to increase efficiency, not previously identified, be unlocked and what can be done to identify changing trends in rates and other performance metrics?

Uniserve believes with its global infrastructure of partners it is well placed to take advantage of the extremely competitive prevailing conditions and so react to these challenges to the benefit of our customers.

Liddell concludes, “Uniserve is pleased to be able to invest through this acquisition of Portall, adding to its knowledge bank and expertise.  Only companies like ours, with a strong balance sheet and a clear vision for the future, will be able to grow during this current down-turn.  We are confident that Uniserve will attain such growth through extended margins and a good return on this current investment.”

ENDS

About Uniserve Group

Established in 1984, Uniserve are the largest British privately owned international freight and logistics company in the UK. Working with an unrivalled network of professional partners across the world, Uniserve is a leading import and export consolidator and full load carrier, operating via air, sea and road.

We are experts in all major Global trade markets and specialists in Europe, China, South East Asia, and The Indian Subcontinent. At Uniserve we pride ourselves on our experienced, knowledgeable, dedicated team, selected from the finest in the industry to provide the best service and advice to you, across all modes and aspects of transport, import and export procedure.

www.uniservegroup.co.uk

www.portallsolutions.com

For further details please contact:

Mike Woodall

Tel:   0044 1708 259 400

Mobile:  0044 7557 092 606

Email:  maw@ugroup.co.uk

ModusLink Expands Czech Solution Center to Meet New Client Needs

Strategically located value-added warehouse and distribution center plays critical role in global consumer electronics supply chains

Opening Ceremony of ModusLink’s Expanded Czech Solution Center in Brno, Czech Republic Picture l-r : Oliver Pospíšil, Deputy of Mayor City of Brno; Bill McLennan, President Global Operations, ModusLink; Michal Hasek, President of South Moravia Region Image Source: ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May. 31, 2012– ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLNK), a global leader in supply chain management, has extended the capacity at its Brno, Czech Republic Solution center, one of ModusLink’s five operational sites in Europe. The 32,000 square meter production hall enables ModusLink to provide value-added warehousing, distribution, multichannel fulfilment, returns management and other critical supply chain capabilities to global technology, communications, consumer packaged goods and medical device companies.

The Brno Solution Center was established in 2005 and is enabled with a wide range of value-added services, including digital content management, media replication, on-device printing and multiple packaging options. It operates as a strategically located distribution center to more than 120 countries, a returns center to support customer needs, and has recently been positioned as a shared-services hub for ModusLink’s European operations offering centralized supply chain planning and financial management processes.

John Heffernan, general manager for ModusLink in Brno believes the expansion, driven by new client wins, is a testimony to the strategic value of ModusLink’s services and the position that Central and Eastern Europe plays in today’s global supply chains. “We offer an alternative integrated services model that can be less costly than a pure South East Asia manufacturing solution. When supplemented by efficiencies gained with lean sigma processes, logistics and packaging optimization, we are able to help clients achieve up to a double digit cost and inventory saving. We are excited to be able to offer this solution to more clients with the expanded facility.”

Bill McLennan, ModusLink’s president of global operations, underscores the strategic value of operations in Central and Eastern Europe for clients in a variety of industries. “As clients in the high-tech, communications and medical device verticals need to become more demand-driven, the capabilities offered by ModusLink here in Brno become a critical tool in leveraging the low-cost manufacturing footprint of South East Asia, while maintaining the flexibility to meet local customer needs throughout Europe. Our global footprint and reliable, flexible infrastructure are key reasons why the world’s leading companies outsource their supply chain management challenges to us.”

About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. designs and executes global supply chain and e-Business strategies that drive revenue growth, reduce cost and enhance the customer brand experience for the world’s leading companies. Our factory supply, warehousing, postponement, fulfilment, returns management, value recovery, e-commerce, customer care and digital rights management solutions are delivered across a footprint of 30 Solution Centers in 15 countries. By leveraging our more than 30 years of experience in a variety of vertical markets and industries, ModusLink clients can react quickly to shifting market dynamics that impact the end-to-end product lifecycle. For more information about ModusLink’s reliable, flexible and sustainable solutions, visit www.moduslink.com or www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

This release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example, the impact of the additional capacity on the Company’s integrated service offering, and the ability to offer the service to more clients. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: the Company’s success, including its ability to expand its operations, depends on its ability to execute on its business strategy and the continued and increased demand for and market acceptance of its products and services; and the Company’s management may face strain on managerial and operational resources as they try to oversee the expanded operations. For a detailed discussion of cautionary statements that may affect the Company’s future results of operations and financial results, please refer to its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us.

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