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Menlo Worldwide Logistics

August 08, 2012 10:10 ET

Atrium Medical Capitalises on Menlo's Expertise in Healthcare Logistics

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2012) - One of the world's leading suppliers of medical devices used in cardiology and radiology, Atrium Medical has appointed Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo) to handle its product distribution in Europe. The contract, which has a commence date in early July, will cover the supply of warehousing and transportation management services throughout Europe and will be operated from Menlo's Eersel, Netherlands multi-client facility.

Menlo is the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) and provides supply chain management services to other divisions of Atrium Medical's parent company, the Swedish-based Getinge Group, on a global basis. Part of Menlo's remit in Europe is to integrate Atrium Medical's supply chain with that of other products in the Maquet Cardiovascular division that it currently manages. In outlining the reasons for appointing Menlo, Atrium Medical's Logistics Director Pete Diaz said, "The recent acquisition of Atrium Medical by the Getinge Group gave us the opportunity to economise in certain areas of our operation. Various logistical aspects of our European supply chain were candidates for such a review. We have been impressed by how Menlo handles, on a global scale, the requirements of other divisions in the Group as well as the flexible approach Menlo takes to changes in supply chain dynamics. We feel therefore that Menlo is the right supplier to deliver an efficient integration."

Tony Gunn is Menlo's Managing Director in Europe. He welcomed the new business represented by Atrium Medical and stated, "Menlo has a long-term approach to customer servicing; we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the changing needs of our clients and on a philosophy of continuous improvement. With the integration of Atrium Medical's product distribution into the existing supply chain structure of our long-time client Maquet we are demonstrating the first trait. We look forward in the coming months to display our skills in the second by evolving a more effective solution for Atrium Medical in Europe."

About Atrium Medical
Atrium Medical is a business unit of Maquet Cardiovascular. Based in Hudson, New Hampshire, USA, Atrium Medical develops medical device technologies for interventional cardiology and radiology, chest trauma care and thoracic drainage, vascular surgery and general surgery. It has approximately 700 employees worldwide.

Atrium Medical was acquired by Maquet's parent, the Swedish-based Getinge Group, in October 2011.

About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe
In Europe Menlo Worldwide Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centers located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defence and government services and retail e-fulfilment.

The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.

About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.4 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Mateo, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics' services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 16 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.0 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.

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