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xpedx and Geodis Forge New Strategic Alliance to Expand Worldwide Logistics Offering

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

LOVELAND, Ohio and PARIS, Sept. 17 -- xpedx and Geodis, two major providers of third party logistics services, today announced they have formed a global strategic alliance that enables both companies to expand their service and geographic reach for customers worldwide.
xpedx and Geodis provide a complete range of supply chain management services to some of the world's largest industrial companies, manufacturers and retailers. The new alliance will offer the full range of logistics services including air, sea, multi-modal transport, asset and inventory management, reverse logistics, demand planning and web-based custom reporting, which provides detailed information on all aspects of a customer's supply chain.
The alliance enables the two companies to better serve and support their customers' needs for logistics services across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America.
"Thanks to the Geodis network, this alliance allows xpedx to serve its customers wherever they have operations or local logistics needs," said Dan Watkoske, vice president of sales for xpedx. "We will provide Geodis comprehensive geographical coverage and extended logistics service for their customers throughout the U.S. They, in turn, will provide the same for our customers with operations outside the U.S."
"This alliance complements our recent acquisition of TNT Freight Management now re-branded to Geodis Wilson where we have a number of freight forwarding activities in the U.S. The Geodis Group is now able to extend its global offer all over the U.S.," said Jean Louis Demeulenaere, executive vice president of strategy and development for Geodis. "As well, we are happy to extend our relationship with xpedx giving them the opportunity to propose to their clients an offer."




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