The Penske Story
Our company was founded by auto racing legend and global automotive industry magnate Roger S. Penske on December 1, 1969, in Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Over the next 40 years the company grew exponentially from its small beginnings to become a leader in transportation, logistics and supply chain management.
Today, the Penske name is synonymous with high-performance, precision and innovation in transportation and logistics. The company employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Penske Logistics began operating in Brazil in 1998 through a joint venture with Cotia Trading. In 2005, Penske Logistics acquired the remaining shares of the group and it is now wholly owned.
Penske has continued to grow, invest and hire within Brazil. The company has made significant investments in technology, facilities, associate training, and growing customer relationships.
We are proud to say our first customer in Brazil, which is one of the largest and most prestigious global automotive companies in the world, is still a customer. This underscores our dedication to customer service and building collaborative, long-term relationships and engineering logistics solutions that deliver powerful business results.
Today, Penske Logistics has expanded its Brazilian operations to include 17 locations, totaling an area of 340,000 square meters and we use strict process management approaches to carefully evaluate the performance of all our operations.
Penske Logistics is ISO 9001:2008 certified and holds all licenses by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to perform logistics operations throughout the country. We further hold dozens of international certifications and global awards affirming our operational excellence, quality and flexibility across a wide range of industrial and trade segments.
The Penske Difference
Penske Logistics is a company of people, who are driven by a deep, personal commitment to helping you and your business succeed every day. We strive to engineer supply chain solutions that deliver powerful results. To do this we:
- Care for your business as if it was our own
- Listen to understand your needs
- Bring fresh ideas and a relentless focus on quality
- Get the job done right
- Believe your success is our success
When working with Penske Logistics as a customer you will feel confident you are working with a company where people help people move ahead.
Proven Supply Chain and Logistics Success
Penske Logistics consistently ranks among the leading supply chain and logistics companies in the world and is ideally suited to meet your needs. A few of our local awards in Brazil include:
- Ford Motor Company Brazil Logistics Supplier of the Year
- Volvo Logistics Award Brazil - Top 10 (three times)
View a comprehensive list of awards and recognition for Penske globally here.