Menlo Worldwide Logistics Signs Multi-Year Contract With Klone Lab for North
American Warehousing and Distribution Services
Licensing and Design House for the Sports Performance and Lifestyle
Industry Moves to 3PL's New Multi-Client Facility in Southern
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- 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
Menlo's multi-client warehouse management solutions offers
flexibility in contract commitment length, the ability to share
ting 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
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.
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