Exel-ent. DaimlerChrysler honored Exel as its top logistics supplier during an awards presentation that coincided with the 2005 North American Auto Show, which was held recently in Detroit. Exel is the automaker's international lead logistics provider and manages five regional inbound logistics centers for DaimlerChrysler in the United States and Mexico, as well as other facilities worldwide. Additionally, Exel provides logistics route planning, parts sequencing and dedicated delivery and transportation management services.
What a lift. Toyota Material Handling presented its President's Award to 15 of its top dealers during its Spring Regional Dealer Advisory Council meeting in
Scottsdale, Ariz. Honored were Atlas Toyota Material Handling, Schiller Park, Ill.; Brodie Toyota-Lift, Lawrence, Mass.; Florida Lift Systems Inc., Orlando, Fla.; Garrison Service Co. Inc., Nashville, Tenn.; Hull Lift Truck Inc., Elkhart, Ind.; Kenco Toyota-Lift, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mid-South Lift Trucks Inc., Memphis, Tenn.; ProLift Industrial Equipment Co., LLC, Louisville, Ky.; Shoppa's Material Handling Inc., Fort Worth, Texas; Southeast Industrial Equipment Inc., Charlotte, N.C.; SwiftLift Inc., Victor, N.Y.; Toyota Forklifts of Atlanta, Scottdale, Ga.; Toyota-Lift of Los Angeles Inc., Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; Toyota Lift of Minnesota, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and Toyota Material Handling Northern California, Hayward, Calif.
OK in the UK. The British International Freight Association has honored Seko, UK with its Gold Award in the Freight Service category for 2004. Seko was nominated by a customer, following the implementation of a Web-enabled enterprise solution that saved that customer nearly $2 million a year in supply chain costs.
Steel the one. Steel King Industries, a company that makes steel storage rack products, has named Scholtz Equipment of Louisville, Ky., as the winner of its 2004 Most Valuable Distributor Award. Scholtz, which has been a Steel King dealer for more than 23 years, increased its sales volume by 120 percent last year to achieve the honor.