DHL to continue as sole logistics supplier for Southco

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DHL Global Forwarding has signed a four-year contract extension with Southco, a global provider of access hardware solutions, to continue as the company’s sole global logistics provider. The deal includes a combination of air, ocean, domestic and customs brokerage services for various trade lanes.

Southco currently uses DHL to ship a variety of its latches, hinges and engineered access hardware products between its 17 engineering and manufacturing locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Tim Robertson, vice president of marketing and sales, DHL Global Forwarding, USA, said, “Since 2009, Southco has worked with DHL Global Forwarding as a result of our competitive pricing, global presence and ability to make the company’s life simpler through our dedicated group of experts in each one of the markets in which it ships to and operates from. We have forged an important partnership with Southco and have established a team of professionals to meet its specific needs.”

Paul Smith, director, global supply chain, Southco, said, “The relationship we have developed with DHL has been crucial to the success of our manufacturing facilities maintaining a continuous production flow, allowing us to get our products to market faster.

“With DHL Global Forwarding’s presence in the markets where we operate, it has helped us minimize or avoid unnecessary disruptions to our supply chain during any type of natural disaster or major event. DHL Global Forwarding also provides us with a global point of contact along with regional points of contacts in all regions where Southco operates, providing us day-to-day updates of our shipments and how we perform against our key performance indicators.”

August 16, 2016

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