AMSTERDAM – July 18, 2012 – Menlo Worldwide Logistics’ (Menlo) European operation has completed a successful audit by the international classification and certification bureau, Germanischer Lloyd, and has been awarded renewed certification as fulfilling the Technology Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) Freight Security Requirements (FSR).
Menlo, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), provides logistics, transport management and supply chain management services as well as an expanding e-fulfillment offering across all five continents. In Europe the company has nine multi-client warehouse and distribution centers providing flexible, multi-functional supply chain services.
Tony Gunn, Menlo’s managing director, Europe, emphasised the importance of strict security protocols that have been independently audited and validated. “The integrity of our customers’ freight at all times is our top priority. The value of the TAPA audit process is that it ensures our policies and practices adhere to the highest standards. This is crucial to the overall reliability and peace of mind our customers enjoy from our services.”
The recent certification is the third time the security measures of Menlo’s European operations have been validated by this rigorous audit process, which is administered by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) Systems Certification. The certification bureau’s personnel visited Menlo’s Eersel facility in the Netherlands and carried out a further combined TAPA FSR (A) and ISO 9001 audit at the Schiphol-Rijk location near Amsterdam.
Roland Brück, lead auditor and senior surveyor of GL Systems Certification said, “Menlo’s processes and specifications for secure supply chain management have been verified. The company demonstrated its concern and commitment in servicing customers’ security expectations. The security of the warehousing and handling operations has exceeded the requirements. Menlo Worldwide Logistics is a good example of how the implementation of quality control and benchmarking has improved over all operations.”
Added Jos Giele, the Amsterdam-based director of corporate security for parent company Con-way, who directed Menlo’s certification process and audit engagement with GL Systems Certification: “The successful audit results validate Menlo’s Europe operations as best-in-class with respect to security protocols and performance. It provides business advantage for our customers and clearly differentiates Menlo’s professionalism and process-driven approach to security and risk management as a valued asset.”
About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe
In Europe Menlo Worldwide Logistics maintains 17 dedicated and multi-client logistics and transportation control towers located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and the United Kingdom. This warehouse and transportation network can serve as a pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.
3PL warehousing and distribution services, as well as 4PL supply chain and LLP transport management solutions are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive and heavy industry; defence and government services and retail e-fulfilment.
The European headquarters is located at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Center in the Netherlands.
About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.4 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 16 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.