Muntons Inc., Announces New Direct-to-North America Supply and Distribution Optimized with DHL Partnership

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Muntons Malted Ingredients Inc., the North American division of Muntons PLC, maltsters and malted ingredients manufacturers, have announced an optimized supply, logistics and distribution solution for the United States in partnership with DHL.

Beginning November 1, 2011, customers will have one-stop ordering and processing direct from Muntons’ offices in Seattle, eliminating the complexities of international purchasing and distribution processes. The streamlined process allows a direct line of communication with the U.K. Maltster, which is still a family owned company with a heritage reaching back five generations. This arrangement shall cover ingredients supplied to the Craft Brewing Sector.

Recognized as one of the finest in the world, Muntons’ line of grain malts has been available throughout the USA since the 1970’s, well before the opening of the first American micro-breweries when homebrewing was starting to become popular. Today Muntons said their growth is strong. “We’ve got some very loyal clients, some passionate fans of Muntons’ line of fine malts and home- and micro-brewing products,” said Terry McNeill, Vice President, Sales of Muntons Malted Ingredients, Inc. “Our North American markets are incredibly active and growing; DHL will help us optimize ordering and delivery to the U.S., and this is an endorsement of DHL’s understanding of Muntons business and its ability to manage our end-to-end supply chain needs from U.K. manufacture to servicing our customers in the U.S.”

Muntons also cited the “greener” aspects of supply-chain solutions based in the United States, with their DHL partnership offering supply locations in Boston and San Francisco. “Additionally we are working on establishing new warehouse locations as and when the need dictates, McNeill said. “This partnership is yet another realization of the values we pursue to make Muntons the greenest it can be. Our impact on the environment is important to us, and for years we have received global recognition for our work in improving and reducing our carbon footprint.”

Mark Johnson – General Manager LLP Operation, DHL Supply Chain commented, “DHL has a five year contract with Muntons PLC in the U.K., where we provide a full lead logistics partner solution, supporting Muntons customers around the world. We are delighted to extend our service offering to the Craft Brewing sector in the U.S. market where, by working together, we can enhance customer experience and add real value by utilizing our global scale and capabilities.”

About Muntons
Muntons has been producing high quality malt and malted ingredients for more than 90 years. During this time, the company has grown to become a major supplier of malts, malt extracts, homebrew kits, flours and flakes to the Brewing, food and soft drinks industry. Based in Suffolk, UK, Muntons is organized into two operating divisions: Muntons Malt, which services the brewing and distilling industries worldwide, and Muntons Malted Ingredients, which focuses on craft and home brewing, food industries and non-alcoholic beverages. For more information please visit http://www.muntons.com; orders may be placed to email: Sales(at)muntons-inc(dot)com.

About DHL
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education. For more information, visit http://www.dhl.com.

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