Industry Announcements

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  • Interroll continues its successful cooperation with Alfamart by delivering its ninth conveyor system to the Indonesian minimart retailer. The conveyors were installed in Alfamart's new distribution center in Karawang, Indonesia.

    More information here. (April 24, 2014) | permalink
  • Executives from Kenco, a provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, will make key presentations at the upcoming Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Annual Conference starting April 27 in Chicago.

    Four separate presentations or group discussions at WERC will feature experts from Kenco, all focusing on the warehousing and logistics industry, including: Senior Vice President Sean Coakley, Vice President and General Counsel Ann Christopher, and Vice President Jason Minghini.

    More information here. (April 23, 2014) | permalink
  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Craig W. Butler visited Crown Equipment Corp.'s New Knoxville plant to recognize it for setting the highest standard of environmental stewardship. He presented the company with the first-ever, gold-level award in Ohio EPA's Encouraging Environmental Excellence program.

    Crown designs, manufactures, distributes, and services forklifts, material handling equipment, and their components. The company's world headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio. At its nearby New Knoxville facility, Crown manufactures electric motors and plastic injection-molded parts for new forklifts and dealer replacement parts.

    More information here. (April 23, 2014) | permalink
  • Penske Truck Leasing has been named a back-to-back winner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award. One of 10 companies to win in 2014, Penske was also named a top honoree, cited for its strong marketing efforts.

    The SmartWay Affiliate Challenge is a national challenge developed by EPA to acknowledge organizations that participate in SmartWay and do an exceptional job supporting the partnership's freight sustainability goals. (April 23, 2014) | permalink
  • Plug Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create a joint venture partnership with Hyundai Hysco Co. Ltd. (Hysco), that will result in development, manufacturing, and sales of hydrogen fuel cell solutions for material handling applications in Asian markets and will broaden Plug Power's global reach into countries throughout Asia.

    More information here. (April 23, 2014) | permalink
  • Competitive Insights, a provider of integrated business planning (IBP) solutions, has been listed as a "Cool Vendor" in the "Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Management Applications, 2014" report by Gartner Inc.

    More information here. (April 23, 2014) | permalink
  • Fleetmatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX), a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for small and mid-sized businesses delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), today issued the first edition of its FleetBeat Report, a deep dive analysis of tens of billions of data points extracted from thousands of commercial fleets over a five year timespan. The industry first report outlines the economic impact of telematics adoption by commercial fleets, and provides key benchmarks for fleet operators, as well as quantifiable benefits of business intelligence-driven fleet management. As outlined in FleetBeat, 12.6% of all commercial vehicles in the U.S. and Canada currently have telematics units on board to aid optimization.

    More information here. (April 23, 2014) | permalink
  • Jessica Cohen and Kendall Kellaway have both been promoted to director of business development positions for RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company. Cohen will be responsible for sales and customer engagement in the Midwest, and Kellaway will take over the reins in the Northeast.

    More information here. (April 22, 2014) | permalink
  • enVista, a leading supply chain consulting and IT services firm, has been named to "The Indianapolis Star Top Workplaces" list for 2014. This list highlights the best places to work in the central Indiana area based solely upon results from a voluntary and anonymous employee survey administered and measured by a third-party research firm for the Indianapolis Star. enVista ranks number 32 on the list of top small companies.

    More information here. (April 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Eyefreight, a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management system (TMS) technology, has been named the winner in the Dutch Tech5, part of the European Tech5 competition of the five fastest-growing young technology companies in seven European countries.

    More information here. (April 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Hershey's has successfully undertaken an aggressive "Zero-Waste-to-Landfill" (ZWL) program intended to divert materials that would typically end up in landfills to alternate channels, such as recycling, reuse, or incineration.

    This includes the Western distribution center in Ogden, Utah, which is operated by GENCO. GENCO devised and executed a process to significantly reduce the environmental impact of its operations in Utah and achieve ZWL status. The company is currently working to achieve ZWL status at the Midwest distribution center, in Edwardsville, Ill., which it also operates for Hershey's.

    More information here. (April 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Total Quality Logistics (TQL), a large freight brokerage firm with more than $1.6 billion in annual revenues, has been awarded the CargoNet "Best in Cargo Security" award for its cargo theft prevention efforts in 2013. CargoNet is a division of Verisk Crime Analytics, a Verisk Analytics company.

    CargoNet helps transportation companies, shippers, and other supply chain stakeholders prevent cargo theft and improve recovery rates through secure and controlled information sharing among theft victims, their business partners, and law enforcement. (April 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Westfalia Technologies, a York, Pa.-based provider of logistics solutions for plants, warehouses, and distribution centers, has been selected by the Sazerac Co., one of the largest family-owned U.S. distilling companies, to install automated storage & retrieval systems and Savanna.NET® Warehouse Management Systems software in two of its Kentucky distilleries: Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort and The Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro. The Sazerac Company is the first U.S. spirits supplier to use AS/RS technology. Read the press release at: (April 22, 2014) | permalink
  • LC Waikiki has selected the HighJump warehouse management system (WMS) and performance management system to optimize the accuracy and performance of its supply chain. LC Waikiki, based in Istanbul, is an apparel retailer in Turkey with nearly 400 stores. It is expanding to other nations, including nearly 70 stores in 18 countries across Europe and the Middle East. The company worked with Buton, HighJump Software's partner in the region, to evaluate and select the HighJump Software supply chain management solutions.

    More information here. (April 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced that Kerry Stritt has been promoted to vice president of fleet services, operating out of Columbia, S.C.

    Stritt began his career with Southeastern in 1992, where he has held the service center manager position at the company's Atlanta, Ga., service center for 22 years. In this role, Stritt led the Atlanta market through years of growth while producing world-class service results. He was instrumental in tackling the summer Olympics in 1996. (April 18, 2014) | permalink
  • Wynright Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb and a U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, announced the company's Top 10 Integrator-Distributors for Automotion Conveyor Solutions in 2013.

    For more information and a listing of the integrators-distributors, click here. (April 18, 2014) | permalink
  • Rick Fox, president and CEO of FOX IV Technologies Inc., will be a keynote speaker at the Australian Institute of Packaging National Conference being held June 17 - 18, 2014 at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney, Australia. Fox will speak on the Current Packaging Trends in the United States. The discussion will begin with a macro view and look at the changes in retailing that may impact packaging materials and equipment suppliers and will share the key results from a Global Packaging Study conducted by PMMI. It will also outline the results from a Robotics Market Assessment report issued by PMMI.

    More information here. (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • Red Arrow Logistics, the logistics and transportation company that serves fast growing, complex and high value supply chains, has named supply chain management expert Garrett Bradham as vice president of global markets to enhance the company's ability to serve its clients that operate around the world.

    More information here. (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • Material Logistics & Services LLC, a subsidiary of logistics provider WSI, has been confirmed as a Responsible Care Partner and is one of four companies to win the 2014 New Responsible Care Company of the Year Award.

    Responsible Care is a voluntary global initiative by the chemical industry to protect the environment while also promoting environmental, health, safety, and security measures. The New Responsible Care Company of the Year Award recognizes new members that have achieved their Responsible Care requirements ahead of schedule. (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • Shamrock Foods--a nationally-ranked manufacturer and distributor of quality food products--has selected XRS Corp.'s mobile fleet optimization application and its Mobile Application Programming Interface. Shamrock Foods chose XRS for its ability to build driver workflows in a standard environment. Shamrock will use rugged handhelds that run the XRS application for compliance and truck performance data.

    More information here. (April 17, 2014) | permalink

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