Orion Engineered Carbons Selects Transplace Services to Manage Domestic Transportation

Third-party logistics provider improves domestic transportation management for carbon black manufacturer

Dallas—Feb. 21, 2012—Transplace, a third-party logistics provider of transportation management services, is now being used by Orion Engineered Carbons to handle all domestic transportation management activities. The carbon black manufacturer leveraged Transplace’s logistics services and technology to achieve transportation savings, enhance service levels and improve visibility of its North American operations.

“It was important for us to select a third-party logistics provider that understood our business and the unique requirements of the chemical supply chain,” said Dave Andrews, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations of Orion Engineered Carbons. “Transplace brings an experienced team and innovative processes and technology, enabling Orion to optimize our supply chain operations and best serve our customers.”

Transplace will procure and manage the chemical manufacturer’s truckload contracts with the carrier community as well as manage the freight audit and payment process.

“Orion Engineered Carbons’ selection of Transplace is a significant indicator of our growth as a provider to the chemical industry,” said Frank McGuigan, Senior Vice President, Transplace. “We worked closely with the manufacturer to understand its needs and develop a solution that would meet the company’s requirements. By leveraging our chemical industry experience, logistics technology and Lean Six Sigma-based processes, we will continue to deliver financial and service value to Orion Engineered Carbons and all of our customers in the chemical industry,” McGuigan concluded.