Southco Chooses DHL as its Sole Global Logistics Provider - Global Trade Magazine
  August 17th, 2016 | Written by

Southco Chooses DHL as its Sole Global Logistics Provider

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  • DHL is Southco's sole logistics provider.
  • Southco relationship with DHL helps them get products to market faster.
  • Southco has been with DHL since 2009.

Southco, a global source for engineered access hardware, has chosen DHL Global Forwarding once again as its sole global logistics provider.

The company renewed its existing contract with DHL for four more years for a combination of air, ocean, domestic, and customs brokerage services on various trade lanes.

“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,” said Paul Smith, director, Global Supply Chain, Southco, Inc. “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.”

Southco currently uses DHL Global Forwarding 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. DHL transports Southco’s access hardware products via ocean freight and via DHL’s less-than-containerload (LCL) solution. In Europe, the company uses DHL’s road freight to move its finished products from its manufacturing plant in the United Kingdom to continental Europe.

“Since 2009, Southco has worked with DHL Global Forwarding as a result of our competitive pricing, global presence, and ability to make their life simpler through our dedicated group of experts in each one of the markets in which they ship to and operate from,” said Tim Robertson, vice president of Marketing and Sales, Global Forwarding, U.S. “We have forged an important partnership with Southco and have established a team of professionals to meet their specific needs.”

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