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Convoy establishes partnership with Unilever

Nov. 9, 2016
Convoy has partnered with Unilever North America in a multi-year trucking agreement to help advance Unilever’s operations, improve the lives of drivers and ultimately help reduce the environmental impact of trucking.

Convoy has partnered with Unilever North America, a provider of supply chain management, in a multi-year trucking agreement to help advance Unilever’s operations, improve the lives of drivers and ultimately help reduce the environmental impact of trucking.

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.

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 Dan Lewis, Convoy co-founder and CEO. “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 quality local trucking resources to reduce the amount of empty miles driven, as it also enhances the livelihoods of drivers.

Reginaldo Ecclissato, senior vice-president, Unilever Supply Chain Americas, said, “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.”

Convoy is backed by Greylock Partners, as well as the founders and CEOs of Amazon, eBay, Salesforce, Dropbox, Expedia, Instagram, KKR and Code.org, to name a few, and has raised $18.5 million to date in venture capital funding.

For information about Convoy, go to www.convoy.com.

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of food, home care, personal care, and refreshment products with sales in more than 190 countries. In the United States and Canada, the portfolio includes brand icons such as Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Country Crock, Dove, Fruttare, Good Humor, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Klondike, Knorr and Popsicle. To learn more, see www.unileverusa.com.

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