Penske Logistics, a transportation solutions company in Reading, Pennsylvania, recently was recognized with a North America Supplier award from aluminum rolling and recycling company Novelis, Atlanta. Penske Logistics received the award for demonstrating outstanding performance in overall logistics while receiving the best score from Novelis' key carriers throughout North America in 2020.
According to a news release from Penske, this is the company’s second time receiving the North America Supplier award, having been recognized in 2019 as well.
"Delivering performance and innovation is guided by a deep sense of responsibility at Penske," says Jeff Jackson, executive vice president of operations for Penske Logistics. "With Novelis, we are committed to providing quality, reliability and a true partnership which resonates through the North America Supplier award."
Penske says its dedicated trucking operation uses Novelis' closed-loop recycling system and shuttles aluminum coils from Oswego, New York, to automotive stamping plants in Michigan. The aluminum scrap from the stamping process is then transported back to Oswego to be recycled and formed into new coils. This process runs every day with a loaded Penske truck heading out on the road every 40 minutes.
"We are inspired by the work and passion Novelis has for a circular economy and are grateful to partner with them," says Marc Althen, president of Penske Logistics. "Leading our success is our dedicated team of safe, professional drivers and well-trained staff. I would like to send my appreciation to that team for their focus and commitment to the network's infrastructure and procedures."
Novelis selects suppliers across 10 award categories each year that support its 16 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.