World Leader in Drivetrain Products Leverages 3PL’s Cost-Effective, Flexible Solutions
BANGKOK and SAN MATEO, Calif. – September 13, 2012 – Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), today announced it has been engaged by Dana Spicer® in Thailand to provide an expanded scope of warehousing, transportation and production support services for Dana’s manufacturing facility in Bangkok.
A subsidiary of Dana Holding Corporation, Dana Spicer is the world’s leading supplier of drivetrain products with a product line that includes Spicer axles, drive shafts and transmissions, as well as Spicer tire management products.
Since 2008, Menlo has served the company out of its 5,000-square-foot multi-client facility on Bangna-Trad Road in Bangkok. Among Menlo’s scope of services are a transportation program that includes daily shuttles of inbound materials to Dana’s factory in Bangkok, daily runs between the factory and its Rayong location, and among Dana’s suppliers and clients. Menlo also supports Dana’s distribution needs with value-added services such as export packaging and returns management.
Under the newly expanded agreement, Menlo has increased its Dana-dedicated warehouse capacity in Bangkok from 4,900 square feet to just over 12,000 square feet. Menlo also has an in-house team providing logistics management services at Dana’s 6,500-square-foot factory in Bangkok. Menlo’s expanded role includes receipt and storage of inbound materials, management of material flow to the factory production line, and replenishment of on-site inventories.
“We needed a cost competitive, flexible logistics provider in Thailand and we’ve found that with Menlo,” said Michael Diamente, managing director of Dana Spicer. “The decision to expand Menlo’s role in our operations was a natural outgrowth of the successful relationship we’ve built over the last several years. They bring knowledge of our business practices and specific logistics skills that drive efficiencies and add value. It supports our business goals and contributes to a superior service experience for our customers.”
“Our location in Bangkok offers Dana a location that is strategically located close to the city, Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the expressway through the north, south and west of Thailand,” said Desmond Chan, managing director, South Asia, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “We’re very pleased to continue a successful relationship with Dana and take on these additional responsibilities.”
The company has multi-client facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additional locations in Asia-Pacific include six locations in Singapore, as well as facilities in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Shanghai Waigaoqiao, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Wuhan, China; Bangkok, Thailand; Mumbai and New Delhi, India; and Sydney, Australia. 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$1.6 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 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.