Arch Expands Agreement with OL&T to Include EMEA
DANBURY, Conn. (Mar. 1, 2010) — Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (OL&T), a global logistics and transportation service provider for the chemical and process industries, announced today that Arch Chemicals, Inc., has expanded its service agreement with OL&T to include its European operations covering eastern and western Europe, the Middle East and Africa. OL&T will continue to provide managed logistics services for Arch Chemicals in the U.S. for all modes of commercial transportation.
Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Arch Chemicals, Inc. is a global Biocides company with approximately $1.4 billion in annual sales. Arch and its subsidiaries provide innovative, chemistry-based solutions to selectively destroy and control the growth of harmful microbes. The Company’s focus is in water treatment, hair and skin care products, wood treatment, preservation and protection applications such as for paints and building products, and health and hygiene applications.
Arch Chemicals operates in two segments: Treatment Products and Performance Products. Together with its subsidiaries, Arch has approximately 3,000 employees worldwide and manufacturing and customer-support facilities in North and South America, Europe, Asia,
Australia and Africa.
Robert J. Stadalius, senior vice president of operational excellence for Arch Chemicals said, “During our multi-year relationship with OL&T, Arch Chemicals has benefitted from the integrated transport supply chain operations and the technology expertise OL&T brings to the table. The OL&T team is aligned with us in achieving our tactical and strategic goals In North America. We are looking forward to achieving the same results across our global platform.”
Robert Shellman, president and chief executive officer, Odyssey Logistics & Technology said, “We have worked closely with Arch Chemicals in supporting its North American initiatives for the past six years. We are very pleased to have this expanded relationship and a continuation of our joint drive for excellence across all segments of the logistics supply chain.”
According to James Pearson, director and manager of logistics for Arch Chemicals in Europe, “Odyssey Logistics & Technology provides transportation supply chain solutions with a focus on safety in all modes for the diverse and complex materials manufactured by Arch Chemicals. Further, OL&T’s technology platform will interface seamlessly with ours by integrating multiple ERP systems including our SAP. Service will span across all modes with total transparency to service and costs.”
Odyssey Logistics & Technology (OL&T) and its subsidiaries deliver a comprehensive portfolio of managed logistics and third-party services to the global chemical and process manufacturing industries. The Odyssey Global Logistics PlatformSM is OL&T’s technology infrastructure, and
features a proprietary net-native transportation management system that supports the safe, reliable and efficient delivery of client products throughout the world.
With more than 30 percent average annual revenue growth for the last five years, OL&T moves products with more than $42 billion in value between 185,000 origins and destinations and 220 ports worldwide, servicing midsize to large global chemical and process industry clients.