Unilever And Convoy Sign The Transportation Partnership Agreement. Seated, From Left: Kees Kruythoff - President Of Unilever North America, Dan Lewis - CEO Of Convoy; Standing, From Left: Seref Alptekin, Camille Chammas, Reginaldo Ecclissato, Senator Bill Bradley, Wendy Herrick, Grant Ries, Jonathan Atwood, Tinsley Corbett, Matthew Algar, Ramesh Daga (Photo: Business Wire)
Convoy announced today that it has partnered with Unilever North America, a leader in supply chain management, in a multi-year trucking agreement to help advance Unilever's operations, improve the lives of drivers and ultimately help to reduce the environmental impact of trucking. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161101005538/en/
Unilever and Convoy sign the transportation partnership agreement. Seated, from left: Kees Kruythoff - President of Unilever North America, Dan Lewis - CEO of Convoy; Standing, from left: Seref Alptekin, Camille Chammas, Reginaldo Ecclissato, Senator Bill Bradley, Wendy Herrick, Grant Ries, Jonathan Atwood, Tinsley Corbett, Matthew Algar, Ramesh Daga (Photo: Business Wire)
After a thorough evaluation of modern, on-demand trucking service providers, Unilever selected Convoy because of its commitment to superior service, driver safety, and ongoing development of innovative technology solutions that streamline procurement, improve on-time delivery, empower drivers, and deliver savings through operational efficiencies. "Unilever is one of the largest companies in the world, yet they're incredibly agile and forward thinking—especially in their approach to supply chain innovation," said Convoy co-founder and CEO Dan Lewis. "Their vision to reduce manual processes and make trucking more efficient aligns directly with ours." Convoy will allow Unilever North America to maximize each shipment by leveraging high-quality, local trucking resources to reduce the amount of empty miles driven while enhancing the livelihoods of drivers. Reginaldo Ecclissato, Senior Vice President, Unilever Supply Chain Americas, added, "We are very impressed with Convoy's approach to technology-enabled trucking services. Equally as important, we share a focus on driver health and well-being. Convoy has put the driver experience at the forefront of their proposition and delivered a progressive app to address many of the long-standing issues facing the driver community. We are excited to build out this partnership."