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Universal and Cinram Share Logistics Award

Cinram International announced that one of its clients, Universal Pictures GAS, has received Amazon’s golden pallet award for logistics.

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Universal and Cinram Share Prestigious Logistics Award

Amazon Awards Universal GAS and Cinram Coveted Golden Pallet Award

TORONTO, October 4, 2011 – Cinram is proud to share the prestigious Golden Pallet Award with its client. The award, which recognises excellence in the field of logistics, was presented by internet retailer Amazon to Cinram’s client, Universal Pictures GAS during Amazon’s 2011 Vendor Day.

This highly coveted award for best overall logistics was shared with and passed to Cinram’s team in Germany, who has been responsible for Universal Pictures’ logistics in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2008.

“We are particularly proud to receive this award as it means that Cinram and Universal Pictures together have succeeded in delivering the very best supply chain service within the home entertainment industry,” explains Axel Koehler, Universal Pictures’ Operations Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “Within two years we have managed to move forward to the top position within Amazon’s internal ranking. Amazon is a demanding customer, recognised within the industry as setting a benchmark for high performance.”

Since the beginning of the working relationship, both Universal Pictures GAS and Cinram have continually refined service levels for their trade partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “The most crucial component of this success has been the very close-knit relationship and reliable and dependable cooperation of both enterprises” Koehler concludes.

Cappi Frenger, Director of Sales at Cinram comments, “We are very appreciative of the open nature of our relationship with Universal Pictures which has enabled us to perform at our best. The collaborative and strategic approach adopted by Universal Pictures GAS has enabled us to surpass our original service levels to jointly attain this award.”

About Cinram
Cinram International Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fund, is one of the world’s largest providers of pre-recorded multimedia products and related logistics services. With facilities in North America and Europe, Cinram International Inc. manufactures and distributes pre-recorded DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, audio CDs, and CD-ROMs for motion picture studios, music labels, publishers and computer software companies around the world. Cinram also provides distribution and logistics services to the telecommunications industry in North America through its wireless subsidiaries. The Cinram group of companies now also incorporates 1K Studios, a digital media firm based in Los Angeles specializing in building enhanced consumer experiences for movies, TV shows, music, books and games. The Fund’s units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CRW.UN. For more information, visit