Looking for information on Summit Eleven but can’t find it? That’s because they’ve merged with us — Zipline Logistics!

Read the official press release here.

About Zipline Logistics

Zipline, based in Columbus, OH, is the only third-party logistics (3PL) solutions provider in North America built to exclusively serve the most demanding segments of the transportation marketplace with high touch, high visibility, and world-class service expectations. We leverage a vast and uniquely qualified carrier network, a world-class team of retail transportation experts, and state-of-the-art shipper intelligence technology to maximize client revenue, eliminate out-of-stocks, and optimize on-time in-full performance.  

About Summit Eleven

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, a central point for CPG, Summit Eleven is known for its customer-centric approach and rapid growth trajectory, mirroring Zipline’s early beginnings. The acquisition capitalizes on Summit Eleven’s temperature control and flatbed capabilities, strategic Austin location, and like-minded account management team. By merging the strengths of two customer-centric 3PLs and incorporating Summit Eleven’s sales talent, Zipline is set up for continued growth, increased buying power and opportunities for employee advancement.

About the Acquisition

Backed by our private equity sponsor, Frontenac, this strategic move enables Zipline to expand its resources and opportunities to further its transportation management solutions and strengthen its foothold in the CPG space.

”Cultivating success isn’t just about the numbers; it’s about the shared values and vision that drive us forward. Our decision to acquire Summit Eleven was rooted in finding a partner whose culture and commitment to quality aligned with our own,” said Walter Lynch, CEO of Zipline Logistics. “With an impressive management team and mutual commitment to exceptional service, this union allows us to expand our presence and navigate the vibrant landscape of Austin, Texas. Together, we’re positioned to offer exceptional retail logistics solutions to fast-growing CPG brands, helping fuel their success and ours.”

”Joining forces with Zipline Logistics marks an exciting new chapter for Summit Eleven. We are thrilled to offer our clients expanded modal capabilities and access to additional expertise from tenured retail logistics experts at Zipline,” said Spence Manthe, CEO of Summit Eleven. “This strategic move propels us towards even greater heights, solidifying our commitment to delivering quality service and value to our clients.”

Customer FAQ’s

Why are you merging together? 

The acquisition will bring together two niche, customer-obsessed 3PLs to create an even more powerful logistics solutions provider that remains unique in its dedication to consumer and retail markets. It will enhance our combined long-term, profitable growth and buying power, which will result in exciting opportunities for employees across the entire combined organization. 

What key benefits will customers have as a result?

1. Leverage Zipline’s proprietary shipper intelligence tool, KANOPI!  

Skyrocket logistics performance and lock in savings with KANOPI. You can track and trace your freight, directly chat with Zipline about existing orders, analyze and filter data however you like, and so much more! 

2. Tap into our network of 75,000+ pre-qualified carriers to fit your freight needs 

Our national network carriers are vetted to haul retail goods specifically, minimizing delays, fees, and headaches.   

3. Teams of Retail Logistics Experts at your fingertips   

We work exclusively with consumer-packaged goods (CPG) brands to strategically optimize their retail supply chains and eliminate out-of-stocks. We boast world-class customer service with our customer satisfaction score ranking 5 times the industry average! 

4. New and expanded solutions and services: 

  • FTL 
  • LTL 
  • Flatbed 
  • Consolidation Services 
  • Temperature-controlled FTL and LTL 
  • Drayage 
  • Rail 
  • High value shipments (HVL) 
  • Cargo theft prevention 

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What should I expect moving forward?    

Your freight will continue to move! Our customers’ needs will remain our top priority throughout the acquisition, ensuring there are no controllable disruptions to your shipments or delivery communications. You can expect the same amazing customer service you’ve come to know and love, increased visibility into your shipments, expanded mode capabilities, and a team of retail specialists managing each shipment. 

What will the combined company look like?  

Our vision is to continue to build the 3PL of choice for CPG manufacturers and retail suppliers while remaining zealously committed to Zipline’s founding mission of “Improving the lives of transportation professionals.” 

Will the brand Summit Eleven still exist? 

All Summit Eleven branding and marketing will roll into the Zipline brand.

What happens to my freight during the integration? 

Our customers’ needs will remain our top priority throughout the acquisition, ensuring there are no controllable disruptions to your shipments or delivery communications. Freight will continue to move. 

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Questions About the Integration?

We are honored to continue providing exceptional service for you under the new name of Zipline Logistics. Here’s to growing our businesses together! If you have any questions regarding the integration, do not hesitate to give us a call at 888-GOZIPLINE or send us a message using the button below.