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PWC Logistics wins 3PL awards

PWC Logistics received the Gulf Excellence Award at the 5th Gulf Excellence Forum held in Qatar recently.

PWC Logistics received the Gulf Excellence Award at the 5th Gulf Excellence Forum held in Qatar recently.

The Gulf Excellence Award Program, which promotes world-class organisational practices, picked PWC Logistics to celebrate the company’s growth from a Middle Eastern organisation into a global logistics provider. The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Crown Prince of the State of Qatar and was attended by a number of dignitaries from the Middle East region.

“The Gulf Excellence Award demonstrates PWC Logistics’ growth and development to become a leading player in the global logistics industry,” said Khaled Al Mutawa, managing director, strategic public sector initiatives, PWC Logistics. “”Our success is based on our knowledge based investments, state-of-the-art technology, corporate social responsibility and commitment to the local and regional economy.”

This is PWC Logistics’ second award within the past month. The Global Institute of Logistics also presented PWC Logistics with the ‘Best 3PL in the G.C.C.’ award during the recent eyefortransport summit held in China.

“We have grown organically by winning new businesses and existing clients as well as geographically, by entering new countries through joint and independent ventures, said Christopher Logan, senior vice president, strategic marketing and growth initiatives, PWC Logistics. “Our acquisitions, strong partnership agreements and a growing client list have been key to our success.”

In early 2006, PWC Logistics announced major contracts wins with Fujitsu-Siemens Computers, Al-Ghaith Holding and Domino’s Pizza. At the same time, the company has gone through three important acquisitions in 2005, bringing under its banner the Trans-Link Group in February, Transoceanic Shipping in April, and GeoLogistics in September.

PWC Logistics has also made technology a top priority. All of its fleet are tracked with a Global Positioning System and are electronically connected to the company’s self developed transportation management system, MicroTransport. Through its web-based Warehouse Management System EXceed, customers can also track their goods. In the emerging markets where Internet penetration is not particularly
high, the company has provided PCs with the necessary infrastructure to facilitate this process.

The company was also awarded the BS7799 certification recently, which is designed to help organisations manage and minimise information security risks. The certification process involves an onsite audit by British Standards Institution (BSI) for relevant IT security procedures and practices based on the size and type of business an organisation runs.

“These awards highlight our ongoing contribution to the logistics industry. They also underline our continued commitment to our clients to provide them with innovative supply chain solutions,” added Logan. “As a global player, we now look forward to extending our expanded portfolio of services to a wider range of clientele across our growing network.”

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