GATX Logistics Opens Midwestern Distribution Center For Ingersoll-Rand Unit
Under the terms of a multi-year agreement, GATX Logistics provides integrated logistics services to Melroe Company, managing both its transportation and warehousing requirements from a single point of consolidation and distribution.
Using its warehouse management systems to track inventory, GATX Logistics will receive parts from Melroe's plants and supplier network and provide packaging, storage, picking, kit preparation, returns processing, export crating, and shipment documentation. In addition, GATX Logistics will optimize routes and modes for Melroe's freight carriers to help provide transportation at the lowest possible cost.
Operations are being coordinated from a new 241,000 square-foot parts distribution center that was built to Melroe specifications in Woodridge, Illinois. The center employs 80 people and handles approximately 35,000 types of parts. It provides parts distribution and aftermarket support to Bobcat dealers throughout the world.
"In our relationship with Melroe, we are a true single-source provider of all parts logistics components, including warehousing and transportation services," said Joseph A. Nicosia, president and chief executive officer, GATX Logistics, Inc. "In an increasingly competitive marketplace, our systems and service capabilities will enable GATX to satisfy Melroe's objective of continuing to improve service to its customers around the world."
GATX Logistics, one of North and South America's leading providers of contract logistics services, helps its broad customer base store, process and deliver its products through a wide range of integrated services.
GATX Logistics is a subsidiary of Chicago-based GATX Corporation (NYSE:GMT). GATX provides more than $6 billion of service-enhanced assets primarily used to help its customers transport, store or distribute their products and information. GATX's assets include railcars and locomotives, bulk liquid terminals and pipelines, commercial aircraft, ships, warehouses, technology equipment, and other capital assets and services worldwide.
Melroe Company, a business unit of Ingersoll-Rand Company, is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of compact construction and industrial equipment. Melroe products include skid-steer loaders, compact hydraulic excavators and attachments under the Bobcat® brand name. Melroe has nearly 2,100 employees and is headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota.
Ingersoll-Rand Company, with headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, is a major diversified industrial equipment and components manufacturer. Its product lines serve a wide range of industrial and commercial markets worldwide. The company has approximately 47,000 employees.