Leading Distributor of Industrial and Specialty Chemicals Chooses Third Party Logistics Firm for Proven Proprietary Technology, Management of North American Transportation

April 3, 2012 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced that Univar has selected the third party logistics (3PL) provider for its technology and related services. Univar will leverage Transplace’s proprietary technology and business intelligence dashboards to provide visibility to its North American operations, achieve transportation savings and improve service levels to its customers.

Univar provides a comprehensive product portfolio to its customers with a single source for all of their chemical needs. The company focuses on a range of services for its customers including manufacturing processes that require continuous and reliable deliveries of barge loads of a core product, like caustic soda, to a one-time package delivery of a difficult-to-source specialty ingredient.

“Univar provides a global network that delivers the chemical products and industry-focused services that our customers need,” said Rick DeVore, director of transportation planning & logistics, Univar. “By choosing Transplace as our transportation technology provider, Univar is actively supporting our core value that requires continuous improvement for our customers, improving results for all our stakeholders by doing the right things better every time. The visibility we will gain through Transplace’s technology will improve our strategy as well as our day-to-day operations for our customers.”

Transplace will provide Univar access to its award-winning technology to be the engine that plans, executes and manages all truckload, less-than-truckload and bulk freight inbound and outbound for more than 100 locations.

“Univar selected Transplace because of the capability of our people and solutions, a strong cultural fit and our deep experience within the chemical industry,” said Frank McGuigan, senior vice president of operations, Transplace. “Leveraging our technology will have positive and tangible implications to both their customer experience through improved service and visibility, as well as their bottom line.  We understand Univar’s needs and developed a solution that would support their business requirements. Lean Six Sigma is an important part of our culture as well as Univar’s, and the approach to success proved to be a good match.”

About Univar
Univar is one of the world’s leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 2,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 80,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of 300 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, and China. In 2010, Univar reported sales of $7.9 billion. For more information, visit: www.univar.com.

About Transplace
Transplace is a non-asset based third party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers, retailers and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to intelligent transportation management systems (TMS) and supply chain network planning and design to high-quality brokerage services, Transplace has proven the ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to customers. The company is recognized among the elite global 3PLs by a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.

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