November 30, 2018

Crane Worldwide Logistics Announces Strategic Partnership with Westfaelische Drahtindustrie

Crane Worldwide LogisticsAnnounces Strategic Partnership with Westfaelische Drahtindustrie

Solving a key shipping channel between Germany and China


HOUSTON, TX, November 30th, 2018: Crane Worldwide Logistics, a leading supply chain solutions company, is pleased to announce their strategic partnership with Westfaelische Drahtindustrie GmbH (WDI), a 150 year old company specializing in wire fabrication, which includes wire, bright steel, construction steel, prestressing wire, welding technology, high performance wire ropes, overhead powerline ropes and fencing. 


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In partnership with Crane Worldwide Logistics, WDI will be able to seamlessly ship to Shanghai, China from their manufacturing facility in Germany, shipping faster and with ease to this key market. Due to the urgency to ship the product to China, Crane Worldwide Logistics offered great service and excellent quality control from their warehouse to ocean freight.    


 “We chose Crane Worldwide Logistics as our partner because we know they can manage whatever comes their way, and deliver on time with ongoing updates to assure us that our product is being handled with the utmost care,’ said Mr. Stefan Schneider, Head of Bright Bar division at Westfaelische Drahtindustrie GmbH, “Their knowledge of the marketplace is critical when shipping to China.” 

'This is an exciting client for Crane Worldwide Logistics as we continue to grow the supply chain from Germany to China - two key global countries,' said Jeff LeBlanc, Regional Vice President - Asia Pacific. 'With the rapid growth of the China infrastructure, we are poised to help clients navigate this complex market and provide seamless solutions'. 



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About Crane Worldwide Logistics

Crane Worldwide Logistics is a leader in supply chain solutions with 120 locations across 26 countries. With expertise in trade compliance, Foreign Trade Zones and strategic consultative services, Crane Worldwide Logistics continues to develop creative, innovative solutions to improve clients’ supply chain outcomes. Sharing industry expertise as a client advocate, the organization develops robust collaboration in the long-term providing cost effective and efficient operations. For more information about Crane Worldwide Logistics, please visit 

About Westfaelische Drahtindustrie GmbH

Westfaelische Drahtindustrie GmbH can trace their company origins to a works for wire fabrication founded in the year 1856, which was operated as an incorporated firm (AG) as early as in the year 1872 and from 1890 under the present name WDI. Today Westfaelische Drahtindustrie GmbH, with company headquarters in Hamm, is the largest group-free wire producer in Europe and is privately owned by the family Pampus. WDI produces different kinds of wire at 16 plants all over Germany. WDI also produce prestressing wire in The Netherlands (company Nedri Spannstaal BV) and ropes in Canada (company Unirope). Since July 2018 WDI has had a trading company in China called WDI (Shanghai ) Trading Co., Ltd. This company was founded especially for clients who have been buying from WDI for many years and prefer the service of fast delivery from the warehouse in Shanghai. At first, only stock bright steel and ropes will be stocked as standard material. Welding wires and other products from WDI will follow.


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