Univar Selects Acorn's Profitability and Cost Management Solution 09/04/2008
Bellevue, Wash. and Houston, Tex. - Sept. 4, 2008 - Univar, a world leader in chemical distribution, and Acorn Systems today jointly announced the selection of Acorn Systems' Performance Analyzer, the market leading profitability and cost management solution. After a thorough analysis of all available profitability systems, Univar selected Acorn Systems because of its expertise in costing methodologies and total solutions, as well as their ability to provide a reliable, flexible, and scalable environment.
"Acorn Systems' solution gives us greater visibility into the profitability of our customers and products," said Jeff Siegel, Univar's vice president and controller. "We are excited by Acorn's ability to bring expertise in the distribution industry and costing methodologies, as well as to integrate rapidly into our existing systems. Acorn also addresses our need for scalability, flexibility and usability. With the insights generated by Acorn's Microsoft based system, we will be positioned to serve our customers with greater operational efficiency and to make better informed decisions."
"Univar is an industry leader in chemical distribution serving more than 250,000 customers with global operations from approximately 200 distribution centers," said J. Alex Fernandez, President of Acorn Systems. "Acorn Systems' solution provides a competitive advantage for a complex business like Univar - truly a key ingredient for their continued success."
Univar is one of the world’s leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 2,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 80,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of 179 facilities in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2009, Univar reported sales of $7.2 billion. For more information, visit: http://www.univarcorp.com.
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