Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way, will handle inbound transportation, warehousing and outbound transportation management for U.S.-made products in Europe for Maquet Cardiovascular, a subsidiary of the Swedish group of companies Getinge AB.
Maquet in January acquired Datascope, which develops and manufactures intra-aortic balloon pumps and other medical devices in Fairfield and Mahwah, N.J. Instead of managing its own transportation and distribution to European customers, as it did previously, the company will integrate its supply chain through Menlo’s Eersel, Netherlands, multi-client warehouse.
"Incorporating the Maquet Cardiovascular products into our operations at Eersel allows us to leverage our successful existing global supply chain, as well as the proven expertise and superior IT platform that Menlo provides,” said Rob Stoopman, managing director, Maquet The Netherlands. "Through merging the new products into our existing Eersel systems, we will be able to achieve annual outbound transportation cost savings of 30 percent.
The Eersel facility will process nearly 13,000 outbound orders annually, performing all warehousing activities for some 350 separate products.
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