If you want your company's supply chain to run like the wind, Coyote Logistics wants to help. The third party logistics (3PL) company offers truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal air, land, and ocean transportation services in North America and Europe. It doesn't own trucks or ships but connects transportation providers with shipping customers. Its supply chain services include vendor selection, warehousing, local delivery, and related software. Coyote's GFS unit handles transportation services for the US government including the Department of Defense and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The company has eight offices in the US. CEO Jeff Silver formed Coyote in 2006.
The company grew quickly through acquisitions, including the 2009 purchase of government specialist General Freight Services (now its GSF unit). Going forward, Coyote is focused on organic growth. It moved to new larger headquarters in early 2011 to help facilitate growth.
The company is backed by investment house Warburg Pincus, handles US logistics for Heineken beer, and is looking to go public between 2013 and 2015 or when it reaches $1 billion in annual sales. – less