Ryder announced it has been awarded a contract to provide distribution management and last-mile delivery services in the United States and Canada for ColdTech Commercial, a division of consumer appliance company Danby Products. Under the contract, Ryder will provide warehouse management at four distribution facilities for ColdTech in Vancouver, Toronto, Atlanta, and Ontario, Calif., and last-mile delivery throughout North America.
As the commercial products division of Danby, ColdTech Commercial manufactures and sells commercial refrigeration products, such as refrigerators, freezers, pizza and sandwich prep tables, and under-counter fridges and freezers, among other products. ColdTech sells directly to its end customers through an online portal and provides 24/7 customer service. An efficient distribution system supported by Ryder is a key part of their strategy of serving customers more quickly.
“In evaluating whether to hire a third-party logistics provider, ColdTech was looking for a supply chain partner that could provide both a large supply chain network across North America and the flexibility to adapt to the anticipated growth of the business,” says Domenic Dotto, general manager, ColdTech Commercial. “We’re pleased to be partnering with a company of Ryder’s caliber and reputation for delivering best-in-class execution.”
Ryder says that by tapping into its network of distribution facilities, ColdTech will gain the ability to leverage available space in geographically key areas of North America that will minimize transit time and facilitate faster response times to ColdTech customers. Ryder will also be able to offer full-country coverage in both the United States and Canada for its last-mile delivery and full visibility into its product deliveries through a shipment tracking system. In addition to the local management teams at each of the four facilities, Ryder administrative and customer service functions for ColdTech will be centralized at a Ryder-operated facility in Roanoke, Texas.
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