TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2012) - Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the food supply chain, this week announced that DB Schenker has been named to the seventh annual list of the top 100 3PL and Cold Storage Providers in its July/August 2012 issue. Third-party logistics and cold storage providers offer a broad scope of services and capabilities that enable food companies to manage costs, increase flexibility, improve service levels and operational efficiency, and reduce capital expenditures.
"Food logistics is such a critical market segment for DB Schenker's future growth, and we are very pleased to be recognized for our strength in this area and included in the Top 100 3PL and Cold Storage list," said David Bouchard, COO of Schenker Logistics, Inc. "DB Schenker operates approximately 15 million square feet of warehouse space across North America, much of it dedicated to fast-moving consumer goods. DB Schenker has long standing customer relationships and successful partnerships with fast-moving consumer goods companies that confirm our industry know-how."
"The companies on this year's list offer tremendous value to their customers in the food and beverage sector, starting with their understanding of the requirements and demands unique to this space," commented Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief at Food Logistics. "For one, food and beverage supply chains operate in a highly regulated environment where safe and secure transportation and warehousing of the product, which often times involves temperature-controlled facilities and equipment, is paramount. In addition, the constant introduction of new products, coupled with increased consumer demand for more fresh produce, raises the stakes even higher." Food Logistics editorial staff culled through submissions from end users and solution providers to compile this year's top 100 3PL and Cold Storage Providers listing. Final recipients are featured in the July/August issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.
About DB Schenker
DB Schenker stands for the transportation and logistics activities of Deutsche Bahn. The logistics division of DB is the world's second largest transportation and logistics service provider based on sales and performance. In the financial year 2011, over 94,600 employees in 130 countries generated sales of around 19.8 billion euros, more than 52 percent of the DB Group's sales. With around 2,000 locations in the world's most important economic regions, DB's logistics division has a global network geared toward customer service, quality and sustainability.