Miller Brewing Company Selects FKI Logistex Alvey Systems As A Top 10 'Partner In Excellence' |

Miller Brewing Company Selects FKI Logistex Alvey Systems As A Top 10 'Partner In Excellence'

May 242004
Award cites Alvey's quality material handling equipment, service, cost-competitiveness and innovation

(St. Louis, MO: May 24, 2004) Alvey Systems (, an FKI Logistex® member company and leading integrator of automated material flow solutions, announces that it has been selected by Miller Brewing Company ( as a "Partner in Excellence" for 2003.

Miller Brewing, the second largest brewing company in the country and one of the largest in the world, conducts business with more than 6,000 suppliers a year. Each year 10 suppliers from the 6,000 are selected to receive the company's highest supplier recognition, the "Partners in Excellence" award.

Miller Brewing Company's corporate engineering department nominated Alvey Systems for the 2003 award in recognition of the company's quality, service, cost-competitiveness, and innovation. Alvey's nomination was then approved by screening committees in each functional area of Miller's headquarters, and again, at the individual breweries.

On April 28, 2004, Miller Brewing representatives spent the day at Alvey's headquarters in St. Louis to meet the company's staff, tour its facilities, and present the "Partners in Excellence" award.

"We are pleased to be the recipient of Miller's 'Partners in Excellence' award," said Steve Ackerman, president of FKI Logistex. "Every day of our history, Alvey has striven to be the leading provider of integrated material handling solutions, particularly for the brewing industry. It is rewarding to know that after nearly a century of service to brewers throughout North America, the Alvey Systems name is still recognized by our customers as the industry leader."

For more information, please contact Kevin Kozuszek, marketing communications manager, FKI Logistex Alvey Systems, by phone at (314) 993-4700. Visit Alvey Systems on the web at

About FKI Logistex Alvey Systems
Alvey Systems (, an FKI Logistex® member company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a leading integrator of materials handling solutions for consumer goods manufacturers and distributors. Using its own broad line of equipment and related software and controls, Alvey Systems creates turnkey solutions to help companies adapt to changing needs.

Renowned for its quality equipment, Alvey Systems offers an extensive line of automatic palletizers and depalletizers, package conveyors, high-speed sorters, pallet and unit handling conveyors, robotics, and third-party products, as well as its own line of software and controls. In addition, Alvey System's Customer Service & Support division offers aftermarket support and services that include components and parts, field service, training, equipment audits, maintenance, support contracts, and equipment remanufacturing.

About FKI Logistex
FKI Logistex® ( is a leading supplier of integrated material handling solutions for distribution, baggage handling, freight, parcel, and manufacturing applications. FKI Logistex supplies its customers with an integrated set of leading edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, carousels, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order processing software, warehouse control systems, and total materials handling automation.

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