Kees Kruythoff, President of Unilever North America, and Dan Lewis, CEO of Convoy, shook hands, thus securing one of the most important opportunities for Convoy to date.
Convoy, a Seattle-based logistics startup, announced today that Unilever, a global consumer goods giant based in North America, will use Convoy’s services for digital platform management for all shipping operations.
Convoy’s mobile application is an application that brings together truckers and transporters (for example, with a freight load such as palletized iron). In this startup project, with a mobile-based and UBER-like application, truckers can go beyond the traditional methods in the broker or trucker markets and easily access the loads with the offers entered into the system by the transporters.
Convoy will provide services through logistics and transport companies and lorry/truck drivers involved in its network for picking up or taking the freight from Unilever’s vendors, warehouses or retail partners. These services will also be provided to both Unilever and other Unilever affiliated brands Degree, Lipton, Dove, as well as others who want to improve their supply chain.
Dan Lewis, CEO of Convoy, says this multi-year strategic partnership with Unilever is a great confirmation of the trust Convoy has built in the logistics industry.
Lewis states that with this partnership, tens of thousands of shipments will be made for Unilever.
Unilever’s vice president, Reginaldo Ecclissato, showed that the reason why they chose Convoy by eliminating similar service projects is their structuring with an understanding that gives importance to the experience of the truck driver of Convoy.
Convoy, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman; Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com; Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia; Dropbox CEO Drew Houston; Former Starbucks President Howard Behar; Code.org founders Hadi and Ali Partovi; and others, with a total of $19 million in investment aid, making it one of Seattle’s fastest growing startups.