Menlo Worldwide Logistics Expands Relationship with Dana Spicer in Thailand

Drivetrain products company leverages 3PL’s Solutions

San Mateo, CA.—Sept. 13, 2012—Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has been engaged by Bangkok, Thailand-based Dana Spicer to provide an expanded scope of warehousing, transportation and production support services for Dana’s manufacturing facility in Bangkok.

A subsidiary of Dana Holding Corp., Dana Spicer is a supplier of drivetrain products with a product line that includes Spicer axles, drive shafts and transmissions, as well as Spicer tire management products.

Since 2008, Menlo has served the company out of its 5,000-square-foot multi-client facility on Bangna-Trad Road in Bangkok. Among Menlo’s scope of services are a transportation program that includes daily shuttles of inbound materials to Dana’s factory in Bangkok, daily runs between the factory and its Rayong location, and among Dana’s suppliers and clients. Menlo also supports Dana’s distribution needs with value-added services such as export packaging and returns management.

Under the newly expanded agreement, Menlo has increased its Dana-dedicated warehouse capacity in Bangkok from 4,900 square feet to just over 12,000 square feet. Menlo also has an in-house team providing logistics management services at Dana’s 6,500-square-foot factory in Bangkok. Menlo’s expanded role includes receipt and storage of inbound materials, management of material flow to the factory production line, and replenishment of on-site inventories.

“We needed a cost competitive, flexible logistics provider in Thailand and we’ve found that with Menlo,” said Michael Diamente, managing director of Dana Spicer. “The decision to expand Menlo’s role in our operations was a natural outgrowth of the successful relationship we’ve built over the last several years. They bring knowledge of our business practices and specific logistics skills that drive efficiencies and add value. It supports our business goals and contributes to a superior service experience for our customers.”

“Our location in Bangkok offers Dana a location that is strategically located close to the city, Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the expressway through the north, south and west of Thailand,” said Desmond Chan, managing director, South Asia, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “We’re very pleased to continue a successful relationship with Dana and take on these additional responsibilities.”

The company has multi-client facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additional locations in Asia-Pacific include six locations in Singapore, as well as facilities in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Shanghai Waigaoqiao, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Wuhan, China; Bangkok, Thailand; Mumbai and New Delhi, India; and Sydney, Australia. All of the company’s facilities worldwide operate under the Lean principles of continuous improvement and reduction of waste.

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