JF Hillebrand Singapore Selects Menlo Worldwide Logistics to Provide Warehousing and Distribution Services for Premium Spirits Distiller

Tue Dec 4, 2012 4:52pm EST

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  SAN MATEO, CA and SINGAPORE, Dec 04 (Marketwire) -- 
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way
Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced a new engagement with JF Hillebrand
Singapore Pte. Ltd.

    JF Hillebrand is the leading specialist logistics provider to the global
beverage industry with a network of wholly owned offices and agents in
every major wine and spirits market. The company selected Menlo to
provide logistics and customs brokerage in Singapore for world-renowned
whisky distiller, William Grant & Sons. Menlo has an extensive presence
in Singapore with six multi-client facilities in the country. 

    Menlo will provide warehousing and inventory management services for
product distributed by William Grant & Sons from Menlo's
320,000-square-foot multi-client warehouse located at 30 Boon Lay Way in
Singapore. The scope of the relationship with JF Hillebrand's customer
includes import container clearance, customs permit declaration,
container trucking, product unloading and put-away, storage of dutiable
cargoes and point-of-sale material, bond-to-bond transfer of cargoes,
re-export shipments and delivery of cargoes to port. Menlo also provides
value-added services to the customer including labeling and repacking. 

    "We needed a partner in Singapore that was not only well-established in
the region but that also had experience serving the needs of the wine and
spirits industry," said Ken Goh, branch manager, JF Hillebrand Singapore.
"Because we've worked with Menlo for a number of years, we knew they were
an outstanding logistics services provider with customs expertise and a
number of locations in Singapore. All these capabilities were critical to
helping us hit the ground running with our customer. Bringing Menlo into
the solution with William Grant & Sons made perfect business sense, and
we look forward to working together with success."

    "Being selected to work with JF Hillebrand to serve a globally renowned
company in the wine and spirits market is a fine testament to our
reputation in Singapore and the industry," said Desmond Chan, managing
director, South Asia, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. "Our capabilities
complement JF Hillebrand's in Singapore and we're thankful for the
opportunity to work with them as they bring a more comprehensive
logistics services package to Southeast Asia." 

    Since 1844, JF Hillebrand has been the world's leading logistics provider
to the beverage trade. With representation in 78 countries, the company
has a presence in every major wine, beer and spirit market in the world.
For more information, please visit www.jfhillebrand.com.

    Menlo's multi-client warehouse management solution offers flexibility in
contract commitment length, the ability to share existing IT platforms,
an experienced management and labor infrastructure, requisite equipment
and assets, and a more extensive geographic network of pre-configured
warehouse operations.

    The company has multi-client facilities in the United States, Canada,
Mexico, Europe and six locations in Singapore. Additional locations in
Asia-Pacific include 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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    About Menlo Worldwide Logistics 
 Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a
US$1.5 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 Mateo,
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 at
www.con-way.com.

    

Contacts:
Kemp Goldberg Partners
Amber Caron
(207) 773-0700, ext. 235
acaron@kempgoldberg.com

Con-way Inc.
Gary Frantz
(650) 378-5335
frantz.gary@con-way.com 

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