Amsterdam, Netherlands—Aug. 8, 2012—Global medical device supplier Atrium Medical appointed Menlo Worldwide Logistics (of Con-way Inc.) to handle its product distribution in Europe. The contract will cover the supply of warehousing and transportation management services throughout Europe and will be operated from Menlo’s Eersel, Netherlands multi-client facility.
“The recent acquisition of Atrium Medical by the Getinge Group gave us the opportunity to economize in certain areas of our operation,” said Pete Diaz, Logistics Director for Atrium Medical. “Various logistical aspects of our European supply chain were candidates for such a review. We have been impressed by how Menlo handles, on a global scale, the requirements of other divisions in the group as well as the flexible approach Menlo takes to changes in supply chain dynamics. We feel therefore that Menlo is the right supplier to deliver an efficient integration.”
Menlo provides supply chain management services to other divisions of Atrium Medical’s parent company, the Swedish-based Getinge Group, on a global basis. Menlo will integrate Atrium Medical’s supply chain with that of other products in the Maquet Cardiovascular division that it currently manages.
“Menlo has a long-term approach to customer servicing—we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the changing needs of our clients and on a philosophy of continuous improvement,” said Tony Gunn, Managing Director, Menlo Europe. “With the integration of Atrium Medical’s product distribution into the existing supply chain structure of our long-time client Maquet we are demonstrating the first trait. We look forward in the coming months to display our skills in the second by evolving a more effective solution for Atrium Medical in Europe.”