READING, Pa., Sept. 1, 2010 – Penske Logistics has opened a new 110,000-square-foot (11,000-square-meter) Manaus, Brazil factory distribution center, located at Av Torquato Tapaj�s, 7503.
"Opening a warehouse in Manaus is an important part of Penske's long-term strategic growth in Brazil," stated Bill Scroggie, Managing Director, Penske Logistics Brazil. "Operating near an important industrial free trade zone, Penske will be able to provide much-needed warehousing services to manufacturers in the region."
Penske Logistics Brazil will store and ship Whirlpool brand air conditioners and microwaves (C�nsul and Brastemp) to the company's retail customers throughout Brazil. It is Penske's first time operating in Manaus. Penske performs warehousing, sequencing, inbound and outbound transportation services across Whirlpool product lines in the U.S. Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to major industrial and consumer companies throughout the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing, and international freight forwarding and carrier management. Visit www.penskelogistics.com to learn more.