Licensing and Design House for the Sports Performance and Lifestyle Industry Moves to 3PL’s New Multi-client Facility in Southern California
SAN FRANSISCO – January 29, 2013 – Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), today announced it has been engaged by Klone Lab to provide warehousing and distribution services in North America. A premium licensing and design house in the sports performance and lifestyle industries, Massachusetts-based Klone Lab has vast experience in design, development, brand marketing and distribution.
Klone Lab owns iPath eco-conscious skateboarding footwear and is the licensing house for New Balance sandals, slides and open-toe products. Under the new relationship, Menlo will manage warehousing and distribution services for Klone at its new 90,000-square-foot multi-client facility in Fontana, Calif. Klone will use 45,000 square feet of warehouse space to house over 3,000 SKUs which include footwear, apparel and accessories.
“We had to take our supply chain to the next level in North America as our business has grown. We needed a logistics provider with the expertise, IT capabilities and flexibility that’s critical to staying competitive,” said Matt Palma, president and chief operating officer of Klone Lab. “With Menlo, we’ve found a relationship that fulfills those needs, expands our warehousing and distribution capabilities, and ensures we continue to offer superior customer service. They transitioned us to the new space quickly and seamlessly and we’re confident our relationship will enjoy further success.”
“Our solution for Klone Lab will help them better serve their customers in North America and provide flexibility to adjust and adapt as their business changes,” said Robert L. Bianco Jr., president, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “We’re excited to work with Klone Lab and look forward to helping them identify additional opportunities to optimize their logistics and supply chain operations.”
Menlo’s multi-client warehouse management solutions offers flexibility in contract commitment length, the ability to share existing IT platforms, an experienced management and labor infrastructure, requisite equipment and assets, and an extensive geographic network of pre-configured warehouse operations.
The company has multi-client facilities in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. All of the company’s facilities worldwide operate under the Lean principles of continuous improvement and reduction of waste.
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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide 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, 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 17 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. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.
About Klone Lab
Klone Lab, LLC is a leading full service global licensing and brand building company specializing in the design, manufacture, and distribution of sports and lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. Klone Lab is based in Amesbury, Mass.