TNT Logistics Expands Manufacturing Support Services with Eaton Corporation

Increases warehousing footprint to provide aftermarket parts distribution, kitting and subassembly for manufacturer

Increases warehousing footprint to provide aftermarket parts distribution, kitting and subassembly for manufacturer

Indianapolis — July 7, 2006 — TNT Logistics North America, a provider of supply chain logistics services, is expanding the warehousing footprint it provides to Eaton Corporation at its facility in Indianapolis. The operation, known as Eaton Logistics Center (ELC), provides aftermarket parts distribution, kitting, subassembly, sequencing and plant metering for Eaton.

The ELC opened in 2002 when Eaton first collaborated with TNT on a network redesign that would centralize supply chain activities into a singular logistics environment. The ELC has helped Eaton to streamline its supply chain for greater flexibility in the cyclical truck manufacturing industry where it competes.

"The strong Eaton and TNT relationship has created an environment that provides a competitive advantage in cost savings and customer service," said Jerry Brown, contract manager at TNT Logistics North America. "We expect these new opportunities will continue as the two companies collaboratively grow the business."

TNT's expansion with Eaton includes the addition of 100,000 square feet to the 140,000 square-foot center that TNT has operated for the past four years. TNT said that this expansion will enable its operation to process a greater throughput as Eaton grows by providing parts and components to the truck production market in North America.

"We're pleased to be able to accommodate our customer's need for additional capacity and services," said Steve Gundlach, vice president at TNT Logistics North America. "This latest expansion signifies the faith that they have in our ability to provide high-quality, on-demand supply chain logistics services."

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