Penske Logistics has been named a 2022 Top Food Chain Provider by Food Chain Digest — the official publication of the Food Shippers of America.
The Top Food Chain Provider program highlights third-party logistics companies, freight brokers, motor carriers, rail/intermodal and maritime companies that excel in capabilities and service to food transportation, logistics, distribution and supply chain management, according to a press release about the designation.
This is the first year for the listing of Top Food Chain Providers — to serve as a resource to food shippers as they secure partners and capabilities in managing their supply chain strategy and execution. A total of 41 companies were named to the 2022 list.
“Our associates are dedicated to serving our food and beverage customers in the most efficient manner and it’s vital that we help them engineer solutions, sometimes in an instant, during these uneven times that we are currently living in,” Marc Althen, Penske Logistics president, said in a statement.
Among the portfolio of solutions Penske Logistics provides to its food and beverage customers are: Reliable product pickup through delivery; a temperature-controlled supply chain; flexible vendor pickups and just-in-time delivery; sophisticated equipment tracking; a grasp of store and vendor requirements; delivery coordination between vendors, distribution centers and stores; and the local sourcing of the freshest products.
Brian Everett, group publisher and editorial director of Food Chain Digest said food shippers rely on their logistics partners and carriers to help manage a productive, efficient and seamless food chain.
“A common theme for the companies on the 2022 list is that they have been providing significant value to food shippers at a time when demand in all modes has been surging while the people and assets needed to move and store goods and materials remain scarce,” Everett said in a statement.
To determine the 2022 listing, nominations were made by food chain providers and reviewed by the staff of Food Chain Digest. To be eligible, companies must generate at least $5 million in gross global sales, according to information on the Food Chain Digest website. The nominations were then evaluated based on value provided to food shippers, achievements accomplished in the last 12-18 months, and solutions that have helped to solve a business problem of food shippers.
Nearly 6,000 participants in the food industry voted for organizations with the strongest reputations and value in the food chain technology segment.